Category Archives: Life Snap

…a manifesto from a cold december day

a little theology…. “was it not three men that we threw into the midst of the fire, tied up?… There, I can see four men, free, walking about in the midst of the fire… and the fourth one looks like … Continue reading

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…on “Speaking of Jesus”

Just finished “Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Non-Evangelism” by Carl Medearis.  It was a pretty quick read and it was one of the best books I’ve read on evangelism.  Thats not saying much… I’ve only read a handful of … Continue reading

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…on accomplishing something

“… striving according to His working which works in me mightily” col 1.29 For the past several months, I have worked hard to launch a small groups program at my church.  After months of thinking and planning, we launched what … Continue reading

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…on scripture and agriculture

Just finished Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture by Ellen F. Davis.  If you like biblical studies and you’re somewhat of a treehugger like myself, you’ll probably really like this book.  Really got me motivated about eating local or organic produce and … Continue reading

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…on monasteries

This week Ronella and I had the opportunity to spend a few days at Camp Living Water, a Christian camp for Romanian orphans.  For one week, they escape the sludge and the pressures of the city Bucharest and all the … Continue reading

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…on “Tattoos on the Heart”

While on a recent very long bus ride, I had the opportunity to read “Tattoos on the Heart”, by Father Gregory Boyle. Along with Brother Andrew, Brennan Manning, Elizabeth Johnson and the whole host of liberation theologians, I have yet … Continue reading

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… on Greece

21st Hop on board a PERLA bus, which we quickly discover has a broken AC unit—not so welcome news in the hot summer weather, surrounded by chainsmokers on a 15 hour bus ride for Greece.  (We had to take a bus because Greece’s international … Continue reading

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