Monthly Archives: May 2011

The journey is our home . . .

These words are the title of one of my all time favorite anthems – especially for youth choirs (more about that in the next post) – but they came to my mind recently with the reading of another book that … Continue reading

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The good news is really good . . .

One of the most compelling new books that I have read recently is Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived* by Rob Bell.  I was informed by several people that it … Continue reading

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Turning . . .

An article by Rabbi Sarah H. Reines* is valuable in helping our understanding of the word “repentance.”  Rabbi Reines writes: “True repentance demands action.  The Hebrew word teshuva is generally used to mean repentance, but it literally means turning.  Teshuva expresses a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness then love . . .

I have been taught that it is not possible to love without first being able to forgive and that it is not possible to receive love without first being able to receive forgiveness.  I believe that is true.  This post … Continue reading

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Concerning fractals . . .

From the last post: “My purposes are not for my comfort, or yours.  My purposes are always and only an expression of love . . . what you see as chaos, I see as a fractal” (Young*, 191). I was … Continue reading

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How big is our God . . .

It has been my experience that people who have read The Shack by William P. Young* – or at least proport to have read it – either find it to be wonderful or terrible.  I find it to be a … Continue reading

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Amazing grace . . .

It is good to be back and it is with mixed emotions that I write this first post after returning.  However, the important thing to communicate this day is that it is all about God’s grace – and to that … Continue reading

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