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A Spirituality of Less

They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders (Matt. 23:4 ESV) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matt. 11:30 ESV) There is a way of being with God that is burdensome. It always requires more. There is a way of being with God that is […]

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Book Review of Shauna Niequist’s “Present Over Perfect”

This entry is part 33 of 33 in the series Book Reviews

This entry is part 33 of 33 in the series Book Reviews   “Tell me about your church,” I asked a church leader by phone recently. Her congregation is known for its youth and vitality. “Honestly,” she said, “we’re tired.” She described a group of dedicated servants who had poured themselves out in ministry to […]

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An Ancient Way to Begin a New Year

  In my book Ten Minute Transformation I introduce the ancient practice of the examen given to us by Ignatius of Loyola. While this ancient spiritual discipline was intended as a daily habit, it can be powerful tool for reflecting on an entire year. Take some time in the next few days to walk through these four steps […]

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The Limits of a National Election

America elected a new president. Already this morning my Facebook feed carries word by some calling the outcome an answer to prayer, God’s hand stirring. Others name it a sign of something more sinister. Regardless of where you stand, this election, any election, is a reminder of the limits of such things. No doubt, the U.S. […]

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