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I Know Your Works

I live in what is known as earthquake country. It’s a fairly common sight to see an exposed cliff-side with a diagonal line exposing an ancient earth fracture, where one surface has been split into two pieces ...
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Sometimes I See

Sometimes I see That flickering light, Sometimes I feel The earth in motion, Or maybe it’s a stillness Beyond stillness. (more…)...
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Is That Any Way to Treat a Bible?

We are not Catholic, but for a variety of reasons we sent our daughter to Catholic schools. In a high school religion class, the teacher approached my daughter during class, took her Bible and was horrified...
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The Buried Talent

Sometimes I get the feeling that contemporary Christianity has completely missed the point. Here’s what I mean; on a practical, philosophical or political level, what would any of us define as holiness truly...
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A Little Bird Told Me

A little bird told me. You've probably heard this familiar saying. It comes from the Bible, Ecclesiastes 10:20 to be exact. The full version is: "Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the ri...
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Who is my Neighbor?

When Jesus was asked “Who is my neighbor?” what was the man really asking? Certainly he was expecting a simple, direct answer – one that he could take home and live with. He was surely expecting a response th...
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The Healing Scent of Holiness

In my city, any many others, there are occasional small clusters of earnest people outside Planned Parenthood offices. They hold garish signs of bloody fetuses and they sometimes chant or sing. Sometimes th...