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Stopped Cold By A Pepsi Can
Originally Posted: 08/21/2014 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

Maybe it’s a reminder that we have to leave the safe harbor in order to visit new places and chart a new course for ourselves and others. That whenever we try something new, we’re going to be awful at it at fi ...

Please Stop Calling Your Relatively Privileged Life 'Crazy' and 'Messy'
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 6:14am | Type: Blog

What do you think about the way people use words like “bipolar,” “crazy,” and “manic” when they really mean “moody,” “energetic,” “quirky” and even “fun?" A few weeks ago, I ...

Inspiration Is Nice, But We Need Action
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 7:58am | Type: Blog

Change starts with the moment we invite the Spirit that inspires and infuses those powerful words to get inside of us. We’ve spent the last few days recalling the anniversary of t ...

'Fighting Words' from the Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper More than 80 bills to restrict voter access were introduced in 2013. BACK IN THE day, when ...

Don't F— With Me!
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

Physical violence is what happens when the violent force of words is not enough. I knew it was getting serious when he pulled out a golf club and said, “Don’t f--- with me!” Did I ...

More Than Words
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Here’s the challenge for those concerned with words in worship: Can we ever argue that it doesn’t matter what we say, as long as we say it properly? I don’t think so. “Words! Wor ...

Walking in Ruby's Shoes
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

From the first day of school until the last, our watchword is, "We use words to build up instead of tear down. We use words to help and not to hurt." Even my former students can recite this word for ...

Trigger Words
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joel C. Hunter I got accused of everything from turning my back on Christ to taking God out of the classroom! ...