Category Archives: Culture

A Time to be Silent

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It’s surreal walking into a grocery store – one of the few places I walk into these days – and observe everyone covering their mouths and noses with a mask. I don’t find it odd anymore. Masks are necessary, but … Continue reading

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A Lament

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It was a rainy day. Skimming the headlines, I quickly realized the newspaper was going to make it gloomier. When I sat down to read my Bible I decided to read Lamentations. It seemed appropriate. Lamentations is a short book … Continue reading

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I Can’t Breathe

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The phrase I can’t breathe has deeper meaning every day. A month or two ago, it meant that Covid-19 sufferers were struggling to breathe, being put on ventilators, and some of them dying. We watched in grief and apprehension. Last … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Books that Expanded my Thinking

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As I wrote this post about non-fiction books during the middle of a pandemic, I realized that many of them took on deeper meaning. That’s the mark of a good book. Following are topics and the books that have expanded … Continue reading

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God is Working – Even if We’re Clueless

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Recently I’ve had several conversations about the state of our country that have ended with a bewildered shrug. We clearly see a problem or concern, but the answer seems impossible.  No one knows what to do about it. The conversation … Continue reading

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When the Culture Leads the Church

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Once in a while, the culture arrives at where the church should already have been. The evangelical church tends to characterize the culture as the enemy of truth, and that is accurate in many respects. The world is driven by … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

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I remember my dad muttering, “highway robbery!” when forced to pay 29 cents a gallon for gas on vacation. I admit to thinking I’ve been robbed when seeing a medical bill. My college statements gave a low four digit number … Continue reading

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The Whisper of God

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  There are times I wish God would do something stunning, jaw-dropping, attention getting, so that his existence would be undeniable. The world does not seem concerned with him. At all. At least that’s the way it looks to me. … Continue reading

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Communication: NPR, Facebook, The Declaration of Independence and the Bible

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Communication is not as easy as it seems. We each speak, write and interpret words based on our experience, education, opinions, and temperament. Without understanding the individual who is communicating or the context from which the message arises, the possibilities for … Continue reading

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Five Minutes of Refugee Reading

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Do you have five minutes to educate yourself about refugees? If so, keep reading. Conversations with friends about refugees go something like this, “The number of refugees world wide is going up and refugee resettlement in the US is down … Continue reading

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