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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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The Doctor Who Gave Away His Clothes

  The patient suffered from incontinence. As he made his way down the hallway to the patient room to see the doctor, he urinated, wetting his clothes and the floor. The doctor cleaned the embarrassed patient, took his clothes, and gave him a dry gown. Then the doctor went the extra mile. Or two. Or […]

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The Spirituality of Dime Box vs Dallas

One year ago, as summer heat and humidity began to give way to fall coolness and colors, I spoke to a crowd at Harding University about Dime Box, TX. The story came from a book by William Least Heat-Moon entitled¬†Blue Highways. It’s featured in my book Newsworthy from which my message came that morning in […]

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Why Christians Have Mastered Making Monsters of Others: A Book Review on “Reviving Old Scratch” by Richard Beck

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Book Reviews

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Book Reviews   “The trouble with the Devil,” writes Richard Beck in his introduction to Reviving Old Scratch,” is that we see him in the faces of those we hate, justifying our violence toward them. (xvi)” There are many problems that come with not believing […]

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