Category Archives: Discipleship & Spiritual Formation

You Are Beloved!

I have been thinking lately about my role as a parent – the joy I have to father my four children. Among the many responsibilities I have to love, care, feed, and protect my progeny, what else can I do … Continue reading

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Let Go, Dad

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon recently, my daughter Netsanet issued this simple command: “Let go, Dad.” No, she didn’t scream it at me. It was more of a quiet resolve as if to say “I’ve got this now.” For weeks, … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Ever!

We’ve almost made it. Despite the cacophony of voices and activities that vied for our time through the holidays, Christmas is almost here. For me, amid the hustle and bustle, it is helpful to have something to center upon as … 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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Freedom’s Wellspring

In my blog entitled Life Matters, I have set out to explore a simple idea – that life is embedded with meaning and value without having to ascribe something else to it. I have found it ironic that the more … Continue reading

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Rachel Held Evans on Love – “It’s That Simple, It’s That Hard”

Sometimes you run across something beautiful – something that causes you to pause inexplicably – something that takes you to another place, if just for a brief moment. I often live for those times, don’t you? Let me share with … Continue reading

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