A traveling mug.

“I’ve got to get to work,” I said. “Let me put the rest of your coffee in your travel mug,” Tim said. I pulled it from the side pocket of my backpack. It’s the battered stainless cup that I’ve been using for years. I got it from a church insurance company at a conference. Road […]

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How to deal with obnoxious Christians

(First published September 10, 2010.) If you are not a Christian, that’s easy. Do whatever you want. Throw stuff at them. Tell them to shut up. Give them a cup filled with cool water and say, “I think that Jesus said you were supposed to give this to me.” The guy wanting to burn the […]

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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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Reflections on love. and Jesus.

Jesus was summarizing simply the law. “Love God,” he said. “Love your neighbor.” “Who do we have to love?” was the follow up. “Who counts as my neighbor?” That’s the story of the good Samaritan. If you walk by someone in serious trouble, and you can help, and you don’t on account of being too focused […]

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How to deal with obnoxious Christians

If you are not a Christian, that’s easy. Do whatever you want. Throw stuff at them. Tell them to shut up. Give them a cup filled with cool water and say, “I think that Jesus said you were supposed to give this to me.” The guy wanting to burn the Koran? Feel free to remind […]

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