I lived my childhood
against the stained wallpaper of the Vietnam War. My children have lived theirs
against the gnawing realities of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it's
hard to believe that one of those wars is finally over.
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Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
Every year, people gather in my hometown for an almost
unthinkable challenge. During the Leadville Trail 100, athletes run 100 miles. The race is metaphorically fascinating.
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age 29 I cried out to an empty universe in the first authentic prayer of my
life: "God, if you are, I need help!" The
help came in ways I couldn't imagine.
What sort of obstacles keep a new generation of people away?
When we want to build intergenerational congregations, what do we do to signal to a new generation that they're not welcome? What are those unconscious blocks that tell them they're not welcome?
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I have an overwhelming need to be useful. I have this longing to do something with my life. To make these short days mean something. To live into the fullness of God’s intent for me.
The gospel in seven words
Birth is a messy, painful
affair, fraught with risk and danger. Yet Jesus was born.