Monthly Archives: July 2015

Past History, Future Presence: Recovering from the Insanity of Divorce

“Is there anyone with whom a past history of personal presence and kindness secures a future personal presence?” Continue reading

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Judging, Loneliness, & the Recovery of Community – Pt. 2

“both of these judgments invite us to acknowledge that we need a solution to the loss of community that utterly transcends what we can do on our own” Continue reading

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Judging, Loneliness, & the Recovery of Community

“To belong is a vital need based on the spiritual nature of the human being. Contempt spits on this pathetically deep need. And, like anger, contempt does not have to be acted out in special ways to be evil.” -Dallas Willard Continue reading

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When Courage Is a Better Inheritance Than a Camaro

After returning, he asked us to pray for a church in Africa that had been bombed by a group of Islamist radicals. Shortly after being bombed the church gathered together and sang these words: Continue reading

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Group-Think, The Precarious Power of Protest, and Owning Your Own Skepticism – Pt. 2

“Listening with patient integrity to both sides of an argument can cause acute mental pain. For it involves the interiorizing of the debate until one not only grasps but feels the strength of both positions.” – John Stott Continue reading

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