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Be not conformed to this world…on picture day

Tomorrow is picture day at my kids’ elementary school, and this year is a big one: my daughter is in fifth grade. While the children in the other grades usually sport a range of attire (with my kids typically at … Continue reading

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Love the Bully, Hate the Bullying

I recently saw the documentary film ‘Bully‘, which tells the stories of several teens who have been victimized by bullying and, in two of the cases, driven to suicide. The film focused almost exclusively on the perspective of the victims … Continue reading

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Can you teach Christian ethics without Christ?

It’s already started. My daughter, who is only one month into 4th grade, has already encountered the kind of ‘mean girl’ dynamics that I so painfully associate with the Middle School experience. A few nights ago we had a long talk … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is that a log in your eye?

And slay them wherever you may come upon them, and drive them away from wherever they drove you away… (Qur’an 2: 191) One of the most common arguments I’ve encountered regarding why Islam is an inherently violent religion is that the Qur’an … Continue reading

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Revelation at the gym

About a year ago, I realized that I was no longer lifting my twin sons frequently enough to keep in shape. So I decided to join the local gym. Since then I’ve become something of a weight-lifting junkie. I find something deeply satisfying about … Continue reading

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The Big Neon Arrow

Over the past few days I’ve… Watched the new Broadway hit show “The Book of Mormon“, and Finished reading John Shelby Spong’s Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism Both of which deliver a similar message, albeit in radically different ways. That message is: … Continue reading

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Leave your fuzzy bathrobe and follow me

Last weekend our family went back-country camping. Not the I-got-a-case-of-beer-in-the-cooler-and-a two-room-tent camping. No, this is the pack-everything-you-really-need-and-put-it-on-your-back-and-hike-several-miles-in-the-mud camping.   This was our second time doing such a trip – and we love it. We bring our hound dog Phoebe (who sleeps … Continue reading

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