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Christmas Light(s)

I recently read that light is something, but darkness is nothing. It had never occurred to me. We can measure light (how fast it travels). We can refract and reflect light (using mirrors, glass, and lenses). We can bend it … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

When I was a kid, my buddies and I would taunt each other with a twinkle in the eye and say, “When you least expect it, expect it!” We loved to say that. In many ways, that’s the message of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

It may seem like I’ve lost track of the calendar. January 1 is a month away. But today marks the start of the new year for churches all around the world. The liturgical calendar begins on December 1, with the start … Continue reading

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Grace & Gratitude

We’re surrounded by whingers, whiners, complainers, and nay-sayers. Ever feel that way? Of course, many people have plenty of good reason to feel victimized and afflicted. Sexual harassment and abuse are no small matter. Domestic violence should not be tolerated. … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (3:3-4)

For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is our life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. (Colossians 3:3-4; New Living Translation) Trained … Continue reading

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I’m not a woman. I’ve been married for 32 years to an amazing woman, but I still can’t begin to imagine the sense of powerlessness and violation that so many women have felt when sexually assaulted — sometimes at the … Continue reading

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The “Christian” Adjective

It happened yesterday in a class of Freshmen college students, and came up again this morning over coffee with a friend. We talked about being Christian leaders, Christian workers, Christian counselors, Christian parents. We used the word “Christian” as an … Continue reading

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