Make Like a Tree: Timber

This is the fifth post in a 5-post series entitled, “Make Like a Tree.” Feel free to check out each of the posts! The word legacy shows up with some frequency in our world, though I’m not sure that it gets the respect that it should. In my experience, legacy is something of a concern for many of us; what we are going to leave behind when we are gone is on the forefront of many of our minds. This is, i…

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Don't Hold On

Have you ever had a conversation with a friend that was going in a predictable direction, and then all of a sudden they said something so out of character you were at a loss for words? It can stop you in your tracks. Your brain was all set to walk in a particular direction, and then your friend pulled a U-turn at mach 3. “I think the Penguins have a really great shot at winning the cup this y…

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Facts and Truth

There seems to be considerable confusion in our day about the whole notion of facts and truth, and how anybody can tell what they are, and why exactly they matter. In the last of this month’s reflections on our heritage, I want to note that part of what we’ve inherited in the church is a commitment to seeking and telling the truth, and it’s essential that we maintain that commitment now and pass it on…

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Friday Poll Question: What Next?

Hey gang! Another week down, time for another Friday poll question! As we're wrapping up this series on the blog (thanks to Ed and Jim for helping out!), we're wondering what you would most like to hear about next! What questions about faith would you most like to see our authors tackle next? Leave a comment below, and we'll explore the next leg of the journey together! Stay warm this weekend…

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Make Like a Tree: Leaves

This is the fourth post in a 5-post series entitled, “Make Like a Tree.” Feel free to check out each of the posts! Last week we talked about our “branches,” or the goals we strive for and the ways that we reach out into the world. This week we’ll look at our leaves – the way we choose to express and present ourselves. I think, before we move too deeply into today’s topic, it is important to reiterate a p…

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