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Month: May 2016

God Speaks? (Chapter 2): Welcome to the Jungle!

In the last post, I told the story of a word from clouds I believe to have heard.  Well, the second time I thought I heard from the Lord in such a way was when I thought he told me, “Go to the jungle.” This happened when I was still at the counseling job but was looking for a change. I had studied in Central America as an undergraduate, learned…

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God Speaks? (Chapter 1): Quit Your Job!

Throughout this blog, I’ve been promoting the idea that God’s role in our lives is to change us rather than to tell us what to do.  Earlier in my journey, I didn’t know this kind of God. As such, I believed, on two separate occasions, to have heard from God directly. The first time – having just turned 25 – I was working as a waiter, had completed my undergraduate…

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What About the Bible? (Part III): Creator Restraint, Creature Indulgence

In What About the Bible?: Parts I & II, I made the argument that the Bible wasn’t meant to be applied in a factually specific, rigid, literal way to every person in every culture for the rest of history.  So, although the Bible is authoritative in our lives, we mustn’t treat it carelessly.  The Bible is a witness to the reality of the one true God, but we worship God,…

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Lessons from 9 Years of Little League

My youngest son, Jackson, finished his 9 year Little League career last week.  But these thoughts encompass all of youth sports.  He also played 3 years of basketball.  My oldest, Jefferson, played 3 years of soccer, 4 years of basketball and 3 years of baseball.  But since I coached 8 of the 9 seasons Jackson played baseball, that’s the bulk of the experiential trough from which I draw. First of…

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