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The Door That Only Pain Will Open

Every once in a while I start reading a book where the journey is so rich and impactful, I start dreading the final chapter. That happened when I read Walter Brueggemann’s Genesis commentary. It happened again recently when I read Getting Involved with … Continue reading

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The Blessed Alliance in Fort Collins

“Sometimes when you’re searching for answers you get more than you bargained for.” That was the opening sentence in Half the Church. It was also the opening sentence in the message I gave last week at Cru17 in Fort Collins when … Continue reading

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The ESV takes one small step for “mankind”!

The common practice in Christian circles of choosing a “life verse” isn’t a practice I’ve found helpful. It’s simply too easy to lift a biblical tweet out of context and misinterpret it entirely. It can be shattering only to discover … Continue reading

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Subversive Advice from Eugene Peterson

“Prayer is subversive activity. It involves a more or less act of defiance against any claim by the current regime. . . . [As we pray,] slowly but surely, not culture, not family, not government, not job, not even the … Continue reading

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My Meeting with Pope Francis

Ever since white smoke billowed out of the Vatican chimney back in 2013, I’ve been an admirer of Pope Francis. I love his humble spirit and his heart as reflected in his care for the poor and the disenfranchised. No … Continue reading

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Girl Power!

Whenever I speak at women’s conferences about God’s purposes for his daughters, women who find this message to be as life-changing as I do inevitably wonder how differently their stories would read if they had heard this message when they were young girls. I … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll’s Cinderella Story

What he gets right and what he gets wrong. Some mornings, I don’t need coffee to jolt me awake. Sometimes all it takes is a tweet. The tweet that did it recently came from a friend who, with a simple … Continue reading

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