The cost of war

While many are debating whether the killing of Osama Bin Laden was ‘wrong‘ or ‘good and healthy‘, I think it’s important for us to reflect on whether the journey of war that got us here was even worth it. Some highlights on the past 10 years: An initial blow to the economy of $40 billion […]

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I need a doctor

If you saw the 2011 53rd annual Grammys you may have caught a debut performance of I Need A Doctor in a medley with Rihanna, Eminem, Dr Dre, & Skylar Grey. “I need a doctor” is Dr. Dre’s single, but Eminem does the bulk of the lyrical work, while Skylar Gray does the chorus and […]

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9 Ways the resistance wins

There’s a statement in the Scriptures that has never left me. In the Book of James it speaks of how any of us who know the good we ought to do, but don’t, sin. We fail to live life well not only when we commit acts of evil and selfishness, but also when we abstain […]

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A letter to the Church of North America

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Some friends of mine are running an event called the eighth letter. In the spirit of the Book of Revelation they’ve asked people to share letters addressed to the church of north america today. I’m too late for their contest – but I noticed a synchroblog going on where others are joining in and I […]

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Why is change so hard?

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I’m a bad flosser. I just got back from my dental checkup with my head hanging in shame again.  Every time I leave, I swear I’ll do better. Worse yet, last time we left I bragged to my wife how on our next visit the dentist would look at my teeth and say ‘I can’t […]

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Beauty & brokenness meet

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There is this odd scene near the end of the Gospel of Mark. There’s an innocent man nailed upon a wooden cross.  Jesus hangs in excruciating pain and while gasping for air he utters one final desperate cry of divine abandonment. And it’s at this moment, that a roman centurion who has been looking upon […]

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Broke beyond repair

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There are some dreams you pray with every fiber of your being never to come true. I had been thinking along this theme of beauty and brokenness for weeks. I couldn’t shake this feeling that I was only scratching the surface. I fell asleep one night asking God to take me further. We’re on a […]

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Everything is broken

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I can’t recall where I was, but I had to take a photo of this art exhibit. It’s intriguing because it’s making art out of something broken. It demonstrates the truth that all of creation is broken. At the same time, it’s completely false in how everything is broken in the same places. Sometimes sweeping […]

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