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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #6 Indifference is Ideal

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence  During my sabbatical, I learned to care less.  And in caring less, I grew to care more. Let me explain. My Spiritual Director introduced me to the Ignatian discipline of indifference. Ignatius believed that this discipline […]

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God’s Letters from Philippi #9

This entry is part 9 of 26 in the series Gods Letters From Philippi

This entry is part 9 of 26 in the series Gods Letters From Philippi   DAY NINE: Wednesday 29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30 engaged in the same conflict that you saw I […]

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Do What Matters

  You might think that John (the disciple) didn’t like John (the baptizer). After all, his introduction of the baptizer pales in comparison to other introductions. Matthew introduces John the Baptist in chapter 3 as one who prepared the way for Jesus. Matthew’s so enamored by John the Baptist that he even tells us about […]

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The Real War on Christmas and Why Jesus is More Than the Reason for the Season

In 2005, conservative author  John Gibson released his book, The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought. In it, Gibson described ways in which the celebration of Christmas is being pushed out of mainstream culture. In 2008, country artist Toby Keith crooned on a television […]

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