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How to Keep Moving
Originally Posted: 10/02/2014 - 8:22am | Type: Blog

You come to a point where some of your dreams starts to feel a little out of reach. Or, your dreams come true and you find out that they’re not at all what you expected and maybe not at all what you really wan ...

Being a Neighbor
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

We get only so many days. Only so many chances to embrace someone you love and tell them how you really feel. Only so many chances to remind someone of the many ways they are remarkable. ...

My Brother John: A Eulogy for the Living
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Having just hit 45, Dante comes to mind: midway-through-the-journey-of-our-life-I found myself within a dark wood for the right way had been lost. Who can know how our days are numbered? The lesson for me is t ...

The Forgiving Corpse: A Parable
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

I’m pretty sure that Keith Huff did not intend to write a Christian allegory, but the themes of life, death, and resurrection reverberate through the play. Oddly enough, I think Stewart’s story can function as ...

'God is Good. God is Great. Hope is Eternal:' Lessons in Life and Dying
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

In less than 12 months, we re-established a friendship and Mike and his wife, Nancy, taught me amazing lessons about living with the prospect of dying.   My friend Mike died la ...

Theologian Tries to Make Sense of Son’s Death
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Grief as the subject of memoir is now commonplace. But this volume, written by a professor of preaching at Duke Divinity School, conveys not only the anguish of grieving families, but also offers testimony to ...

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Silent Betrayal of our Veterans
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Forty-three years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Forty-three years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, ...

Remember Death -- It Can Help You Live
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>Watching the unfolding tragedy in Japan of course has me reflecting on the past fourteen months in Haiti since the earthquake there. Watching the unfolding tragedy in ...

Glenn Beck and the Foolishness of the Cross
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Should Christians reject the cross of Jesus Christ? Should Christians reject the cross of Jesus Christ? Listen to Glenn Beck and it would be reasonable to think that the answe ...

Excitement and Depression in the Potential for Change in Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

I have been reluctant to write about health care recently. I have been reluctant to write about health care recently. My 11-month-old son will be going in for major brain surg ...

The Conservative Bible Project, Jesus, and Hell
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

There is a conservative project to <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/10/07/the-gospel-according-to-the-conservative-bible-project/">translate the Bible to reflect a conservative ideology</a ...

Remembering Sen. Edward Kennedy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I woke up this morning planning an essay for God's Politics about love and fear. It will be another essay in support of health-care reform. This issue has commandeered my pen.</p> ...