Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thoughts on wisdom . . .

Some more thoughts from Saving Jesus from the Church* by Robin R. Meyers: The ultimate defining characteristic of Christianity is the incarnation, the mystery of God’s presence in a person.  When Christianity is “personal” (though not to be confused with … Continue reading

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Remembering . . .

This summer I am taking the time to read some of the many books that I have wanted to read over a period of time.  One of those is Saving Jesus from the Church* by Robin R. Meyers.  One of … Continue reading

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Joy . . .

Today is a very special day!  This is the day that my wife celebrates the anniversary of her birth!! Joy is having the blessing of sharing life with the person you know God intended you to be with forever – … Continue reading

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Let there be whining . . .

One of the best examples of “whining” that I have ever read is found in the Hebrew Scriptures – Numbers 11:4-23.  Following is that text as it is presented in Eugene Peterson’s The Message*: The riff-raff among the people had … Continue reading

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Purity or control . . .

Some more thought provoking words from Philip Gulley*: Given the zeal with which we ostracize those who are different, one might wonder if the drive for communal uniformity is less motivated by our passion for moral purity and more symptomatic of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on being right . . .

In response to a recent post, a friend recommended that I check out another new book.  I am early in the reading of this book, but I have already found a number of passages that make it difficult for me … Continue reading

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About love and tolerance . . .

It seems to me that we often confuse the meanings of love and tolerance.  Here are some thoughts of others from http://www.wisdomquotes.com/: Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Mohandas K. Gandhi Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, … Continue reading

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