beginning to follow

Three men sat talking. Another man walked by. “That’s the one I was talking about,” says one of the three. The other two start walking after the passing man. He turns. “What do you want?” he asks. Their first word, “rabbi”, says everything. A rabbi was a teacher. Rather than sitting in a classroom with […]

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there He is

John – the one we know as “the Baptist” – had followers. We don’t think about that, considering that he was a plain-speaking, rough-dressed, wilderness-living kind of guy. He’s the kind of guy that is interesting to visit, but “you wouldn’t want to live there.” I think we don’t really understand John or his time. […]

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think about it

“I’ve been thinking about what you said.” “I’m gonna think about that.” “Ever since you mentioned that, I’ve been thinking about that.” “Remember how we were talking about that situation? I started wondering what would happen if we tried this.” “I was sitting in that seminar and all of the sudden, something clicked. So I’ve […]

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On my reading list

I have a pile of books next to our bed. I have a pile of books in my office. I have a pile of books here above my desk at home. I like to read. I like books. I could list them for you. It would sound impressive. Until you ask me about the books. […]

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Not sure what to do

I’m trying to figure out what to do about Haiti. I know. It sounds dumb. Like it’s up to me to figure out massive physical damage, horrible family destruction, ruined infrastructure. Other people are doing lots of things, from texting donations to holding prayer services. The denomination I’m connected to is looking long-term, planning to […]

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