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Review: The Spirit of Simplicity
This review first appeared on the Englewood Review of Books . The Spirit of Simplicity has a compelling backstory: a 70 year old hidden text written by a famed French Cistercian, Jean-Baptiste Chautard, translated with notes by Trappist (a Cistercian branch...
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Review: Developing the Bible and Faith Through Story
This review first appeared on the Englewood Review of Books . Books on the Bible are a dime a dozen, with some worth even less than that. Much ink has been spilled on the nature of the Bible and interpretations of various passages. Often, these books are ei...
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Level Up the Tribe
For those interested, I gave the sermon at our church this weekend, entitled Level Up the Tribe. It's about God continuing to encourage our individual and group growth and development, moving towards unity and collective good over competition, domination, a...
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Whose Life is More Important?
https://www.trinitystores.com/store/art-image/christ-maryknoll Back in November 2015, I wrote a post asking , "Is the cost of security and self-preservation worth it?" This seems particularly relevant with the latest executive orders, so I've decided to rep...
Whose Life is More Important?
Whose Life is More Important?
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Standing Together
Let's be clear: The strong protest against Trump is not ultimately about policy. (He doesn't even know his own policy, so that can't truly happen, and no policy debate can occur in 140 characters.) It is about him betraying fundamental American values throu...
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Love Brings Peace
This is the second week of Advent, with the topic of Peace, following the week of Hope. The nexus of these two topics is the first anniversary of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.  Friday marked the first anniversary of our community changing forever. I ...
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Stop Misrepresenting, Start Listening
Wow, what a week, and how social media has blown up. Before election day, I shared the photo in this blog, and I think it's time to share it again as a reminder to everyone. Back in July, I also predicted that many people would have trouble accepting the re...
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Are We Listening?
In the midst of debates of policy positions and voting decisions, do we really understand the motivations of people we criticize? While I know I'm  never guilty of this (ha ha), I've noticed the way many people characterize others frequently displays a stro...
Are We Listening?
Are We Listening?
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Making Satan Real
This review first appeared on the  Englewood Review of Books . Christians view and interpret Christ rather diversely. However, there seem to be even wider discrepancies between understandings of Satan. Is he real or a metaphoric personification? Is he a fal...
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What Jobs Are Important?
As many around the nation saw, there has been a massive wildfire in Southern California. It seriously threatened my hometown, where my parents still live, so I watched it closely. Growing up in a mountain town, we had threatening fires almost annually. Alth...
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