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When Values Plop

October 1, 2010

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Our culture’s weary rivals are lining up in my inbox like scarred, fatigued warriors. One side sees everything through the prism of “traditional family values.” The other brays open-mindedness and brands its opponents as intellectual Neanderthals. Both are reading from a stump speech worn out several elections ago.

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The Freedom To Give Up Everything

July 22, 2010

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My family’s heart palpitates whenever I rant about how we should sell our suburban home and move into a tarpaper shack – and no one heeds my call for a nation-wide tarpaper shack movement: Dump those monster homes. Get rid of possessing possessions in a world where former luxuries are now strangling “needs.”

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Just a bile duct in the Body of Christ

May 1, 2010

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By Carlene Byron I have an acquaintance who feels stuck. Like there’s a big pile of something in front of him that keeps him from doing what he fervently believes is most important. He’s not lazy or unproductive. On the contrary, he’s an award-winning web designer for a global nonprofit. His work – often late […]

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My Good Friday

April 9, 2010

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I once swam in liquid darkness.

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Peter’s Revelation

April 16, 2009

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Part One See Luke 22:54-62 Kindly let me ring that rooster’s neck – the one who crowed before you gazed on me, and drained my face of all its blood. I collapsed amid my heaving sobs, my bold self-image heaped in rubble, a trembling coward rising in its place. Enough of self-discovery! My warrior self […]

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Thoughts at Christmas

January 6, 2009

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We often use Christmas to bewail our society’s rampant materialism. We rail against shameless television advertisements; we moan about poor church attendance; we cry out against spiritual decay. Frankly, I’m tempted to do the same thing again – because we’re right. Our society is too materialistic; the advertising agencies are shameless; and I do wish […]

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