Category Archives: Church

Grab & Go 4: The Power and Promise of Hope

Continuing with my current series, “Grab & Go”, I’m thinking a lot today about the power and promise of hope. Today was my daughter’s first day of kindergarten. Yes – a big deal in our house. Five years ago, her … Continue reading

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Grab & Go 3: “The Church”

A post about “church” is definitely in order on a dreary overcast Sunday afternoon. If you haven’t been tracking with me, I’ve recently been working through some big ideas of Frederick Buechner’s Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons. … Continue reading

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Grab & Go 2: “Message in the Stars”

  Do I dare propose that we can “Grab & Go” the profundity of Frederick Buechner in small bite-size blog posts? This may sound like sacrilege to some, oxymoronic to others – like “reasonable attorney fees” or “the same difference” … Continue reading

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Grab & Go

I confess that “Grab & Go” is not the most flattering of phrases that describes the enlightened human practices of the twenty-first century Western world. Yet, for many of us, it is a necessary tool for basic day-to-day survival – … Continue reading

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The Bamboozling of Biblicism ***

Ok- though it has been a while since my last blog, I have been busy in my current research on grief and bereavement studies, practical theology, and pastoral care. Today’s entry, however, reflects a topic that has been on my … Continue reading

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The Spirit of God & the Contagious Breath of Hope

In light of the recent news story below, I felt inspired to supply the underlying narrative. Dig Deep for Africa Once upon a time (all great stories begin this way), a young African woman lived in a small obscure village in … Continue reading

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Maryville kids provide clean water for villages in Africa

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