“I lay my requests before God.”

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice. In the morning, I lay my requests before you, Lord, and wait in expectation.” We all have situations we care about that we cannot care for. Our hearts break as this friend shares about a family crisis and that friend shares about a personal struggle and […]

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Theology, travel, millennials, moments, and James.

Some books I’ve been reading. The Pastor as Public Theologian by Vanhoozer and Strachan. I’m teaching a grad course in pastoral care right now. This is one of the text I chose. So I have to read it. But I’m finding helpful the challenge to think well about what it means to pastor not just […]

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A conversational shift.

Thirteen men were walking along a dirt road in the country. In Nepal or India, in Spain along the Camino de Santiago, in many places even today, it would make sense. In our part of the world, picture 13 guys on a minibus, traveling between homeless shelters along the east coast. The leader isn’t obvious […]

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Go say “hi”.

I’d never heard of Y Combinator. But my friend Terry had. So when he saw the Y logo on a laptop, he searched for the other words on the laptop: New Story. He emailed me a link that told the story of New Story, a non-profit that builds houses to replace tents in disaster areas. […]

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Amos.

I mentioned that I’m using The Message 100 Devotional Bible. Wednesday’s reading included Amos. Here’s an excerpt: “I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image […]

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