Category Archives: Spiritual Journey

The Resurrection Changes Everything

Adrian Warnock, a physician/psychiatrist/charismatic leader/preacher from London, writes: “The credit of Jesus’ righteousness is much larger than the debt of our sin. His account had more positive approval than the negative disapproval that was due to all of us. The … Continue reading

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Dylan Thomas & Mike Breen: Together @ Last

FERN HILL Dylan Thomas Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green, The night above the dingle starry, Time let me hail and climb Golden in … Continue reading

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Pride & Vanity

The late Fuller Seminary professor of theology and ethics, Lewis B. Smedes, makes a powerful point that’s worth pondering and acting upon: “Pride in the religious sense is the arrogant refusal to let God be God. It is to grab … Continue reading

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Peaks and Troughs

Dr. Jim Denison, in his always insightful God Issues blog, quoted today from Peter Marshall, the Scottish-American Presbyterian pastor who became chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Marshall, a gifted orator and compelling figure, died at age 46 of a heartattack.Marshall … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

There are times when the road seems to have more than its share of potholes, more twists and turns than one ever expected. Life since turning 50 has been just that for me . . . and Kathi. And that … Continue reading

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Living among possible gods . . .

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer: We Cannot Plan . . .

We have grown up with the experience of our parents and grandparents that people can and must plan, develop, and shape their own lives, and that life has a purpose, about which people must make up their minds, and which … Continue reading

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Has Anything Changed?

Forty years ago Tommie Smith and John Carlos, teammates on the U.S. Olympic team, won gold and bronze medals in the 200 meter dash at the Games in Mexico City. Here is how Time magazine described the scene at the … Continue reading

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Remembering Mark Woods

Mark Woods was perhaps the finest counselor I’ve ever known. While he was never my personal counselor, he was a friend for 30 years and the one person I could refer someone to without reservation. To say that Mark was … Continue reading

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More Memories of a Great Man

In many ways Clyde Cook’s life was defined by a little red wagon when he was just six years old. It was December 1941, the damage to the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor was done, and the Empire of Japan … Continue reading

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