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stories from life's pilgrimage

Reading “The Jesus Creed” (Part 1)

The Jesus Creed from Mark 12:29-31 “The most important commandment,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

How lonely are you? Here’s a self-test to find out.

“A man is not only alone; he also knows that he is alone.” – Paul Tillich, The Eternal Now Today, I am lonely. I recently saw a poster of a … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Intimacy (and how to get it).

Discovering five keys to having healthy and lasting intimacy… What makes one “human”? To a biologist, humans are biological life forms: mammals, primates, and homosapiens by classification. Philosophers would weigh in, … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Zest of Life: Are we really living?

How alive are you? Tomorrow I have the privilege of doing a memorial service for one of my closest friends. Although I know he is in heaven, his death has … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 4 Comments


Tel Aviv, Israel, July 27, 2014. From my seat at the pool, I watch the Iron Dome rockets sail overhead, leaving crayon-white trails and ending their journey in a loud … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Gift of Friends

  I was teaching recently on friendship from Philippians 2. It struck me that part of our problem in reading the Biblical accounts of relationships is that we struggle to … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Best Life Lesson from the Super Bowl.

Helen sat down next to me in the front of the bus after the game. Her old-school, faded Denver jersey carried the number 44, and the name “LITTLE” on the … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

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