‘Personal Growth’ is a multi-gajillion (give or take a few) dollar industry. We often see the following sentiments blurted out across social media…“I’m…
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Peripheral vision is a human thing. You and I tend to focus on the things we like - the things and people we deem worthy of our love.And it’s okay. In …
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Last Sunday, I preached a sermon that I thought you might enjoy. I posted the text over on my Common Words blog and you can read it here. I hope this f…
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I think that the term ‘sin’ is better put (in our modern context) as ‘separation.’ It is our separation from God, our ground of being. And therefore, i…
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I wrote a little bit longer (4-min read) essay over on Common Words about the joys of unexpected community and simple small-town living that we’ve foun…
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Just a simple note of encouragement for you this fine Saturday evening… No matter how religious or spiritual you are or aren’t. No matter how ‘good’ or…
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I used to do these seasonal Q&A’s strictly for Patreon supporters, but they so generously gave me permission to open them up to the greater public. So……
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In my past life, when I was a club pro at golf courses, I once worked with this guy named Steve. He’d come in twice a week and fix golf clubs. He’d put…
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It’s interesting… The human mind seems to naturally carry an ideal of perfection as God. Even if we don’t call it ‘God’, this ideal image rules us. The…
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Sometimes, I pop over to Twitter. Since I’m in the “weird clergy” algorithm, I find myself scrolling through endless tweets of clergyfolk taking potsho…
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I’ve been on this path to ministry, probably my whole life, but things have escalated over the last few years. I’ve kept this blog since 2015. Somehow,…
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One thing that’s new about where we live now is that we seem to have a lot of impromptu gatherings with people. They don’t happen every day. But enough…
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