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Tom A. Jones
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Racial Reality
In this post I want to share with
you, my readers, some words from my friend, Gordon Ferguson: “As I write, it continues dawning
on me that one reason I am writing lies in making an attempt to cleanse my own
soul [that of a white man] from what I observed a...
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Election Security
A majority of people on earth know that Americans go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a president. Around the world they are watching, because it is not business as usual. There is almost universal agreement that this has been the most contentious U.S. elec...
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Absolute Depedence
Friedrich Schleiermacher. Yes,
I know. You never heard of him. He died in 1834. He is sometimes called the
father of modern liberal theology. The German theologian was on my mind a couple of weeks ago because I was teaching a class on the origins and conten...
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Be Quick...to Listen
The following is an
updated version of a MCM published some time ago Sometimes we need a mind change to overcome a challenging
circumstance like an illness or a loss. Sometimes we need a mind change to
overcome an obstacle that could stop a good work. But v...
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I Will Share My Password
A New Password This time last year my mom ended her journey in
this world and inherited the blessings promised to disciples of Jesus. Shortly after her passing, I shared in this
space how I found in her bedside drawer a very small piece of paper about the
s...
I Will Share My Password
I Will Share My Password
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A Prank or a Plan
From time to time I need a reminder of the point made seven years ago in
the following Mind Change Moment: Seven billion people now live on this planet. Each day they go in at
least seven billion directions. There is no shortage of activity in our world.
It...
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Overcoming Disappointment
Life brings us some exhilarating moments as well as some
tough disappointments. It is interesting to look at the latter word:
dis-appointment. You thought you had an appointment with something good,
encouraging or uplifting. But you were “dissed.” Disappoin...
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"I Don't Deserve This"
Recently, I heard someone share a
thought that is so valuable and helpful to me that I feel it must be passed on,
and I have asked for her permission to share it with all of you. Our sister in Christ shared about a
particularly difficult patch of life that ...
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Conflict as Opportunity
While there
are a few unusual people who seem to thrive on conflict, most of us would
rather avoid it. We are attracted to things pleasant, and we look forward to
happy interactions. Dread is the emotion that most of us feel in anticipation
of conflict or b...
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Too Much?
When I was
first definitively diagnosed with MS twenty-six years ago it was a confirmation
of what had been suspected ten years earlier by the second neurologist I saw
because of my recurring symptoms. I was just 42 with still plenty of parenting
left to do...
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