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In Blessing and Tragedy
[the following is the pastoral prayer prayed in worship at First United Methodist Church of Toms River on September 18, 2016]  Loving God, When we got up this morning, we were greeted by so many realities that are outside of our control. Some of those reali...
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Hope in Thin Air
"What oxygen is for the lungs, such is hope for the meaning of human life." These words are the first words of what has become a classic in Christian eschatology: Emil Brunner's Eternal Hope . And if his words are true, I cannot remember any time in my life...
"What oxygen is for the lungs, such is hope for the meaning of human life." These words are the first words of what has become a classic in Christian eschatology: Emil Brunner's Eternal Hope. And if his words are true, I cann...
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God is a Teenager
God is a teenager. How uncomfortable is this thought for you? I imagine that, for many, it's hard to take such a claim seriously. After all, teenagers are so...    well, what comes to mind for you? Immature? Unruly? Addicted to technology? Disruptive? Fille...
God is a teenager. How uncomfortable is this thought for you? I imagine that, for many, it's hard to take such a claim seriously. After all, teenagers are so... well, what comes to mind for you? Immature? Unruly? Addicted ...
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Why We Need a 'From There to Here' Youth Ministry
You might say there are two kinds of young people in the United States today. There are young people who are ready and excited to change the world, to turn all the problems of society upside down and create a new society--one with creativity, justice, and l...
You might say there are two kinds of young people in the United States today. There are young people who are ready and excited to change the world, to turn all the problems of society upside down and create a new society--one...
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A Thought on Innovation in Ministry
There's a lot of talk in the church right now about "innovation." Of course, it's not everywhere. There are certainly those who'd say there isn't  a lot of talk--not near enough!--about innovation in the church. Some say that's the very problem with the chu...
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Movement, Not Improvement
I've never been big on "New Year's resolutions"... and no! Not just because I suck at keeping them. They also bother me because they are unadulteratedly drenched in the American obsession with progress and "self-improvement" that already haunts our imaginat...
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Our Authority Crisis
As I was clicking through Facebook this morning, I found myself reading an article about people who believe that the earth is flat ... yes, like some did before Galileo. I can hardly believe that I read the whole article, but I couldn't help but find it fas...
As I was clicking through Facebook this morning, I found myself reading an article about people who believe that the earth is flat... yes, like some did before Galileo. I can hardly believe that I read the whole article, but ...
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Hope in Thin Air
"What oxygen is for the lungs, such is hope for the meaning of human life." These words are the first words of what has become a classic in Christian eschatology: Emil Brunner's Eternal Hope . And if his words are true, I cannot remember any time in my life...
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American Optimism, Christian Hope, and Jürgen Moltmann
The United States has, perhaps since its origins, been a fairly optimistic country. Both liberals and conservatives are captivated by the idea of progress and the “American dream.” Even though our history is full of violence—about 223 out of the last 240 ye...
The United States has, perhaps since its origins, been a fairly optimistic country. Both liberals and conservatives are captivated by the idea of progress and the “American dream.” Even though our history is full of violence—...
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On Winning in the Immanent Frame
So, it's been a while since I've been active on my blog. That's usually a sign that my life is in turmoil... and that's mostly been true since February. Because I'll be graduating from Princeton Seminary in May, I've been diligently (perhaps frantically) tr...
So, it's been a while since I've been active on my blog. That's usually a sign that my life is in turmoil... and that's mostly been true since February. Because I'll be graduating from Princeton Seminary in May, I've been dil...
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Some thoughts on creativity in parenting
Parenting is hard , precisely because it requires such incredible amounts of humility and creativity to do it well and to do it without giving in to our retributive and authoritarian impulses. We will all--those of us with children, at least--likely agree t...
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15 Books of 2015
Lists are great! I think they're helpful. I like to challenge myself to make lists, to rank things, to help me think through different things; be they priorities, favorites, options, or influences. The following list is my jab at ranking the top 15 books (i...
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