An evening of hopeful stories.

Becky and Rich wanted to get some people who needed to hear stories about hope together with some people who needed to tell stories about hope. When I write that sentence, I realize that means just about everyone. But you can’t invite everyone, not to the same living room at the same time. The dream […]

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Saturday reflection: online. character.

This weekend in Michigan, a bunch of high school students who are leaders at their churches are spending time talking about faith and culture and leadership. The conference is called Converge2101. I was asked to create a video about online character. We decided to share it with you, too.

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Starting backward

Some of us start writing to see what we think. As the words come, we begin to realize what was in our head. The words come in fits and starts and then in a rush. We grin and weep as we begin to understand our hearts. John didn’t write that way, at least not for […]

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following the storyline – holy week

We’re spending Holy Week following Jesus. On Monday, he spent much of the day in the temple courts telling stories. He talked about two sons. One said he wouldn’t go do the chores, and then went out and took care of them. The other said that he would do exactly as asked, but then didn’t […]

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Sometimes I do not know.

[Matthew 3:13-17] I talk with people. I usually understand what they are saying. In fact, I frequently translate what people are saying for the benefit of other people. I can translate from church to plain language. I can translate business to plain language. Sometimes, though,  I know all the words and I still can’t translate. […]

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