As best as we know how

I’ve been thinking about the amount of time that I have to make a difference in myself and in others. I’ve been thinking about three amounts of time. 1. What can I do today? 2. What can I do in the next thirty days? 3. What can I do in the next 25 years? Today […]

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What do you want to learn?

I read a lot. Most of it is pretty random. (See Addicted to Story). Often I will be in  a conversation and I will think, “I need to learn more about that.” But then I forget and read randomly. You forget too. So what if we agreed that we didn’t want to forget? What if […]

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workin’ on it.

I walked down the hallway, heading to the car.  To my left, in the conference room, a math teacher was working equations on the white board. Two high school students were at a table, asking questions. It’s an after-school tutoring session. They want to understand, he wants to help. To my right, from a classroom, […]

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seeing inflection

I wish we could see inflection. Or hear it, actually. The inflection of the Biblical text. The tone of voice when a handful of religious leaders say to Jesus, “Teacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from you.” (Matthew 12:38). The amount of wistfulness or sarcasm or wondering or eagerness to learn. There had […]

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learned means usable

Many people have memorized  the Bible. Most people who watch sporting events have memorized John 3:16, for example. But that doesn’t mean they know what it means. Some people have memorized parts of the Bible. From phrases to sentences to paragraphs to pages to whole books, people have memorized  the Bible. But that doesn’t mean […]

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