I Don’t Know Yet, But I Can Tell You What I Think

At the ripe old age of 19, I was married and serving as the Senior Pastor of a small church in rural Arkansas. And I knew it all. It wasn't until years later that I realized not only how little I actually knew, but how freeing and empowering it is to acknowledge my...

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Sustaining the Weary with a Word

Sustaining the Weary with a Word

This isn’t a private message, but it is a deeply personal one. This morning, I opened my Bible to Isaiah 50:4-9, one of the passages assigned for this coming weekend in The Revised Common Lectionary. And God met me there. The first few lines of the passage are: The...

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Aren’t You Curious? How Curiosity Cures Us

Aren’t You Curious? How Curiosity Cures Us

Aren’t you curious? About what makes people tick? About where all the dinosaurs went? About what life would be like growing up in rural Mongolia? About what the fall of this year is going to bring us? We were all taught that “curiosity killed the cat,” mainly by...

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What if I’m Not Ready to Be Healed?

What if I’m Not Ready to Be Healed?

Healing comes with a heavy cost. We can release our grip on resentment and rebellion, receive help, and experience renewal in every part of our lives. But... If we do that - if we embrace the kind of healing available to everybody who is broken and in pain - we'll...

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Why Holy Week is Hard for Many People

Why Holy Week is Hard for Many People

I want to pray for people to look to Jesus as the one whose stripes offer us healing, whose death offers us peace, and whose resurrection offers us hope in spite of our encounters with faulty representations of who he is.

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