Pointing to Jesus.

First published January 21, 2010 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 […]

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beginning to follow

First published January 22, 2010 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 […]

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Richard and Andrew didn’t make me run.

“You’ve created a monster.” That’s what one of my colleagues told my marathon running friend, Richard, the other day. Richard and I meet weekly, but not to talk running. But I usually know when he’s heading to Boston or another marathon site. I used to laugh when he talked about running ten miles before we […]

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How I lost and still won.

I didn’t win the contest. The prize was a free online course about care of the soul. I had read from most of the course materials but, as I said in the email, “I’m at a point of needing to be “encouraged” to go through the material in a structured way, though I’ve read from several […]

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How to meet Jesus while vacuuming.

I was writing this post the other day while I was vacuuming. I was writing in my head. I had been rereading In His Steps, an old book that was the inspiration for the WWJD bracelets. In this 1897 novel, Charles Sheldon considers what would happen if a disciple of Jesus committed “to try to […]

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