Tag Archives: John the Baptist

How the Great Diver Shatters our Coma of Distraction

New Years People often ask me where I get my links and stories I share in sermons or on Facebook. One of my sources is an app called Pocket. Pocket is a way for people to quickly store articles they … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Sacrificial Fatherhood and a Dream greater than any Visa can secure

The PBS NewsHour series “Brief but Spectacular” portrays Jacqueline Novogratz with her micro-lending development work. The interview begins this way. JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ, Founder and CEO, Acumen:  When I was six years old, my first grade nun, Sister Mary Theophane, beat it … Continue reading

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Why all our efforts at self-rescue and security fall short, and how the frustrating Son of Man brings peace

Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland On December 2 fire broke out in a warehouse that had been used an artist collective in Oakland CA. There was an unpermitted concert event in the building happening at the time as well as … Continue reading

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How Our Implicit Big Rock Candy Mountain God is undone by Jesus’ Baptism

When God Fails to Satisfy Our Idealistic Expectations “I just can’t believe the Bible is anything special when it is so filled with violence, outdated commands and factual inconsistencies.” “If God were real, good and really cared about us he’d … Continue reading

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