An invitation to community.

On two Saturdays, two small groups of young leaders worked to understand Psalm 133. Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes the first line of Psalm 133 as the first line of Life Together. That’s his book from 1939, describing a way to approach Christian community. Because it was written from his experience leading an illegal seminary in Nazi Germany, Bonhoeffer is credible […]

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Abandoning the frantic for the contented.

You and I are getting consumed with drama. It’s making us more and more anxious. I could use my academic analysis skills to help us see behind the curtain. We talk about people in the public eye as if they are people the same way the person next door is a people. We forget that […]

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Looking for resilience

We are all tired. We are all dismayed. We are all distracted. Those who are trying to get the attention of people, to invite them to events, to remind them of commitments, to engage them in conversations, are having a hard time. And so we all try harder and crash harder and wonder and wander. […]

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Who created the list?

Rich Dixon helps us understand where to pay attention. +++ Last time I talked about MAJORS AND MINORS. My friend Jeff’s story about a bungled home improvement project offered a great illustration. A broken pipe couldn’t possibly escalate to a broken marriage, right? His thesis, delivered in his quirky British accent: “We must major in […]

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