“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Mt 5:9 I prayed for lots of things yesterday. Including a decisive presidential win. But I went to bed late and woke up early to the same undecided states. There will be no quick victory. Only more waiting. I feel like my kids […]

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Pray. Vote. Work.

Meg and I will be Quarantine Doctors this Halloween. With zero training or expertise our trusted cure will be candy vaccinations. The “needle” is actually a pvc pipe through which we can drop candy into buckets. It is an appropriate costume for our time. Not only because of Covid, but we live in an era […]

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All His Own

“Here is a Torah teacher who says in his own name what the Torah says in God’s name… I am troubled not so much by the message, though I might take exception to this or that, as I am by the messenger.” — Jacob Neusnar, Jewish Rabbi and Scholar “I am the good shepherd” (John […]

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1 in 5 Churches Will Close

“They’re recognizing that the relationships they thought were much deeper with people were actually not as deep as they expected,” Kinnaman of the Barna Group — NPR Interview. The pandemic shutdown emptied church buildings and propelled ministers into Technology 101. I learned how to stream and develop new ways to connect beyond in-person. As a […]

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Yesterday was Columbus Day. But really it was a reminder that our nation is in constant argument. The earliest history lesson I remember on Columbus portrayed him as a bumbling explorer. He did not realize where the ship landed, and so he called the indigenous people “Indians” — assuming he was in the East Indies. […]

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