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Dallas Willard on Heaven and Hell

Here are two passages on the subject from The Divine Conspiracy: I know that, as far as forgiveness alone is concerned, the tenderness of God is far greater than we will ever understand on earth or perhaps elsewhere. That is … Continue reading

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Jayber Crow On Pilgrimage

“If you could do it, I suppose, it would be a good idea to live your life in a straight line – starting, say, in the Dark Wood of Error, and proceeding by logical steps through Hell and Purgatory and … Continue reading

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White Supremacy in the Age of Trump

Do you think Donald Trump got elected because liberals ignored white working class voters? I did to some extent too, but now I see my own blind spots reflected back. Read this essay for yourself. It’s long but…WOW. Ta-Nehisi Coates … Continue reading

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Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.     For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the 12 Steps: “All is going to be well”

Note: Here’s another attempt I made at translating my grandfather’s little A.A. book into a message for people who have too much privilege. I have found it fairly straight forward to apply the wisdom of the 12 steps to folks in need of sobriety/recovery … Continue reading

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Lighthouses in Chapmantown

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“Go and catch a fish”

A dramatic retelling by Greg Shafer Then Yeshua and the disciples were in Capernaum. Peter was outside alone when a group of tax collectors came. “Peter,” they said, “Does that Rabbi of yours pay the temple tax like everybody else?” Peter … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the 12 Steps: “Privilege is our weakness”

June 24–A.A. Thought for the Day Privilege is our weakness. We suffer from mental conflicts from which we look for escape by drowning our problems in social ladders. We try through feelings of superiority to push away from the realities of … Continue reading

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“free counseling”: a new step forward

I have hesitated to write specifically about my “free counseling” ministry. It’s not that I’ve wanted to keep anything under wraps, but it hasn’t seemed “big enough” to say much until just a few weeks ago. Of course, I also want … Continue reading

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