Monthly Archives: January 2014

In Your Faithfulness, Destroy Them

At my high school there was another boy who was consistently better at just about everything than I seemed to be.  We had been friends since the eighth grade, and even then he was just flat out better at sports, … Continue reading

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A Promise Fulfilled

I learned a phrase lately that has proven useful in several different contexts – the culture of scarcity.  Someone described the culture we live in as one of personal scarcity.  We’re never thin enough, smart enough, faithful enough…never good enough.  … Continue reading

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Seeing Truth, Seeing Again

One of the great things about DC is the art galleries: great exhibits and rich permanent collections offer the opportunity to be renewed, to be challenged, to refresh your vision of this world. Just now, there is an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Doubt and Belief

Many years ago I knew a man who abruptly left the church, not because of an incident that offended him or a stand on a social issue that the church had taken, but because he realized that he just really … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

Both my parents are dead.  My father died in 2001 and my mom in 2008.  Death is tragic. Even when expected it’s rarely welcome, especially for those who must live with the absence of people they love.  But death can … Continue reading

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The Inexplicable

Yesterday my wife forwarded me an article from the New York Times written by Op-Ed columnist David Brooks entitled The Art of Presence.  The piece, published on January 20 talks about the learnings of a family who had experienced a set … Continue reading

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Phillips Brooks

Whether or not this is a familiar name to you, somehow it could only be the name of an Episcopalian from Boston, don’t you agree?  It’s a noble name, two last names really, as these noble names often are (The … Continue reading

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