Tag Archives: Religion

Selfish Sainthood

Last week I almost died. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there was definitely a scary moment where I thought things might go poorly. We were still in Aruba, and the kids had decided that they wanted … Continue reading

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Teaching sexual ethics to my kids

At the end of this past school year, one of my eight year-old twin sons came home with a ‘memory book’ where he’d written down his responses to a variety of questions. Favorite movie?……The Avengers Favorite sport? ……..Hockey Favorite hobby?……..Legos … Continue reading

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Where the butterfly landed

I’ve recently written some posts about how I encounter the Divine when I’m out in nature – surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. I had another one of those wonderful experiences this past weekend as I went on a back-country … Continue reading

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A GPS for Life?

As I mentioned in a recent post, I recently went on some hikes with friends from church. The hikes were terrific – I introduced my friends to new trails and we got a chance to get some exercise and celebrate the beauty … Continue reading

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Thank Nature AND God for the Higgs Boson

Yesterday when I opened up the New York Times, I was greeted with something truly refreshing: a piece of interesting and good news: the discovery of the Higgs Boson – a long-sought keystone in scientific theories about the nature of … Continue reading

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Love the Bully, Hate the Bullying

I recently saw the documentary film ‘Bully‘, which tells the stories of several teens who have been victimized by bullying and, in two of the cases, driven to suicide. The film focused almost exclusively on the perspective of the victims … Continue reading

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Disciple or Doormat

I gave the following as a sermon today for my church’s “Gifts of Women” service, based on the story of Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 16: 1-15, 21:8 – 21) and this passage from the Sermon on the Mount ( Matthew … Continue reading

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