Make Like a Tree: Branches

This is the third post in a 5-post series entitled, “Make Like a Tree.” Feel free to check out each of the posts! Last week’s post was about our “trunk,” or our core values and beliefs that make up our identity and the person that we present to the world on an everyday basis. This week we’ll look at our “branches.” Our identity and the values that we choose to embrace tend to be the main drivers behind our goal…

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How to Lose the Race and Still Be A Hero

Anyone who says that the Bible is boring, or lacks a good sense of humor, isn’t reading the same book that I am. I love how the authors of Scripture have taken pot shots at the world around them, those they think are doing religion poorly, or those on the outside looking in. The disciples, when they picked up pen and parchment, typically took aim at each other. Take for instance John’s account of …

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Friday Poll Question

Greetings friends! Earlier this week, we introduced comments on the blog! This is a chance for us to have a little more interaction than just our (admittedly awesome) authors posting and the rest of the community reading. We are after all, in this together! So each Friday, I'm going to post a question for us to consider together. I hope that you'll take a moment to register for the comment…

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Not Post Anything

People these days are forever claiming that we live in a “Post-Something” world. There was talk a few years ago that we might be living in a Post-Racial society, meaning that racial differences don’t matter so much any more. Then the number of white supremacist groups shot up, under various euphemistic titles and disclaimers, while a string of tragic incidents led to the declaration that Black Lives…

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Make Like a Tree: Trunk

This is the second 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 “roots;” the things that have developed in our lives to make us who we are today. This week we’ll talk about the product of those roots, and what breaks through the surface into the light of day. What we present to the world, our core values and beliefs, grow from…

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