Monthly Archives: August 2015

How Do We Bring About Change?

It takes time connected to others to slowly peel back the emotional guardedness and allow new information to soak in. It is less the singular statement of brilliance and more the persistence of presence that alters the protective defenses we erect around us. Continue reading

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Grasping for the Mystery

  One of my frustrations with myself is all my training in logic. From high school logic classes, through a school of preaching that stressed a debate-style approach to the Scriptures, to the scientific method training of my undergraduate degree … Continue reading

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Essence of Truth

Shelby Foote, historian and novelist, stated, “People make a grievous error thinking that a list of facts is the truth. Facts are just the bare bones out of which truth is made.” In other words, information is just that, information, … Continue reading

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Living Like an Alien

My friend, Patrick Barber wrote the following yesterday, and I find it resonating deeply with me. See what you think… While we must do all we can to live graciously and peacefully in the midst of an often immoral culture, … Continue reading

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Kindness is an Act of the Will

Remember, you don’t treat others kindly because they are kind. You do it because you are kind. When you adopt such a standard, you change the world. Sadly, until we adopt it, nothing changes. Continue reading

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