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A Different Perspective

This morning, I attended the church of one of my coworkers. I am taking my last two courses needed to complete my Educational Specialist degree, and one of them is Education in Culturally Diverse Environments. The first night of class, the professor explained that one of our assignments would be to attend a culturally diverse … Continue reading »

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Lessons from an Unlikely Source

Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms … Continue reading »

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Last Lecture Prof Dies

Randy Pausch died today. A professor from Carnegie Mellon University who was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago, Pausch became a sensation on the interwebs when video from his “Last Lecture” began making the rounds. Apparently, the idea of a “Last Lecture” has been something of a tradition in the sacred halls of … Continue reading »

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Piper throws down on prosperity gospel

I recently saw this on another blog that I frequent, but it moved me so deeply that I thought I would post it here. The fact is, I have never been a big fan of prosperity doctrine. I find myself wondering if those people who truly embrace have read the whole Bible. Sure, they may … Continue reading »

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My Jesus

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Todd Agnew in concert. I will post more about that later, but for now, I offer the following lyrics for those of you who might be looking for something to read. My Jesus Which Jesus do you follow? Which Jesus do you serve? If … Continue reading »

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So, We Bit the Bullet

Those of you who know me well at all know that the spiritual journey that my wife and I have traveled over the past few years has not been an easy one. The story includes hurt at the hands of the children of God, disappointment in those in leadership, and general disillusionment with the American … Continue reading »

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5 Years Ago Today…

… my oldest daughter, Jordyn, was born. The birth experience was traumatic, and if my bride were willing, she could share it in schools as a means of preventing teenage pregnancy. But once the child was here… the adventure began. I remember watching as they cleaned her up. It took a while, but she started … Continue reading »

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The Church Search (With Apologies to Mark Driscoll)

Chris Francis asked about the process of our search for a place to call home, and I would rather answer him through another post rather than a comment. For the past nine months or so, our family has found ourselves at a crossroads. At various points, we would take steps in a certain direction only … Continue reading »

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Another London Memory

My Muse spoke to me tonight and told me that I needed to post. Lucky for her, I was already mulling this over… One afternoon as we were walking along the heart of London, not far from Piccadilly Circus and the major shopping areas, I noticed something that I had only seen one other time … Continue reading »

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Expectations… Part 2

I suppose I really should follow up my previous post with a bit of an explanation. This is part one of a two part explanation. Back at the beginning of September, I resigned from a bi-vocational ministry position. I had been on staff with the church for over a year and a half, but we … Continue reading »

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