Monthly Archives: January 2012

Seeing through a screen, darkly

A few days ago I was waiting in line at a local grocery store when I noticed an acquaintance standing adjacent to me, also waiting in line. I attempted to strike up a conversation, as it appeared we would be … Continue reading

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“You can’t go home again…”

The great advantage of being a political moderate is having the safe vantage point from which to lampoon the excess and foibles of either end of the spectrum. I’m able to lambast the wild-eyed right-wing kooks and fuzzy-headed left-wing flakes … Continue reading

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On personal accountability and responsibility…

So I’m sitting back in a dentist’s chair, while a good-natured and well-meaning dental hygienist scrapes at my teeth with an assortment of sharp and pointed instruments that send brilliant explosions of painful irritation up my spine through the neural … Continue reading

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ONE Faith

On January 24, President Obama is scheduled to give the State of the Union address.  This is an annual speech before the joint Congress in which the President outlines what happened in the previous year while expressing his desires and … Continue reading

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Advent 2.4

Surprisingly, this was one of the harder messages I’ve ever written.  After all, this is the message about Jesus’ birth.  We all know the story; it should be an easy sell.  I should be able to write this message in … Continue reading

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Advent 2.3

Isaiah 7:14 The Lord himself will give you a sign.  The virgin will conceive and bear a son.  His name will be Immanuel. I would love to spend time unpacking the implications of this prophecy for the original hearers, but … Continue reading

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Advent 2.2

Micah 5:2-4 God is faithful. One of the very best things about God is that he is faithful. Having the benefit of hindsight is wonderful because it helps us to see how faithful God has been to his people. Have … Continue reading

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