Leadership The Moon and The Wind

The Moon and The Wind

As our earth hurdles through the universe on its elliptical orbit around the sun, spinning on its axis, with the moon dancing around and around, we humans discover that there is a great rhythm and predictability within creation.  Evening moves toward morning and back to evening again. The seasons come one by one in turn. Our …

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Leadership I repent. Again.

I repent. Again.

I love teaching and preaching. I felt a call to do this in the 7th grade and have pursued the development of this gift/call ever since. To say I enjoy it would be an understatement. Study and preparation energize me. Delivering a message thrills me. Seeing people have “aha!” moments, hearing the stories of growth …

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A Heresy of My Own A Heresy of My Own (Part 4) | Orthodoxy

A Heresy of My Own (Part 4) | Orthodoxy

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9–10, ESV) As a wisdom book, Ecclesiastes …

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A Heresy of My Own A Heresy of My Own (Part 3) | The Good Guys

A Heresy of My Own (Part 3) | The Good Guys

When I was young, the amalgamation of faith and patriotism was unquestioned. We were Christians. We were Americans. To be a good Christian was to be a good patriot. To be a good patriot was to be a good Christian. The daily liturgy in our public school reinforced this reality: One nation, under God, indivisible, …

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A Heresy of My Own A Heresy of My Own (Part 2) | Is Jesus a Republican?

A Heresy of My Own (Part 2) | Is Jesus a Republican?

Is Jesus a Republican? I used to think he was. I remember when Jimmy Carter was President. The adults at the church I attended as a child seemed genuinely conflicted about this. Jimmy Carter claimed to be a born-again Christian, but how could this be so? Jimmy Carter was a Democrat and a supporter of …

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