A (mini) primer on prayer: the up-close mystery of God

My college friend Mary shocked me, woke me up, with these words:. “Let us remember that we are in the presence of God,” she would say, before beginning any spoken prayer.

 

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Big worries, little worries: the bi-focal work of our spiritual lives

Last night my husband were talking about North Korea and DACA, and then we peeked in on our safely sleeping children. “I can see why it is so tempting and so common to become myopic,” he said.

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Why Jesus?: The potentially preferable closeness of this word

It is hard enough to talk about God. The conversations get even trickier when we bring in the name of Christ.

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Simplicity & Mystery (Part 2): Stepping out with the G-word

I think we need to be honest about how uncomfortable it is to talk about God.

tightrope walker

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The Eclipsing Love of God

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The tightrope of simplicity and mystery: talking about anything that matters

The other day my six-year-old daughter asked me why people stop being married. She didn’t  even know the word for it.

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Back-to-school thoughts on "organized religion"

"I don't believe in organized religion," she said.

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How God is at Work

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Spreading God's Kingdom

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Jacob: Man on the Run

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