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2013 Book List – Part Three

Do We Know Jesus?  Daily Insights for the Mind and Soul (Adolf Schlatter) – This was my main source of devotional reading this past year.  Schlatter (1852-1938) was a German theological professor, writer, pastor, and speaker well known in his … Continue reading

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2013 Book List – Part Two

Common Prayer:  A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro) – My wife and I have been using this in our devotionals together in the mornings.  Not that we actually do that every morning but, when we … Continue reading

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2013 Book List – Part One

As has been the case these last few years, I’ve pulled together a list of the books I’ve read over the last twelve months.  That is, books that were not related to sermon preparations and such.  Perhaps if you got … Continue reading

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Learning to Forget – The Problem of a Good Memory

It was during a meal on one of our mission trips to Cherokee, NC that the realization hit me.  I was sitting with a few of the administrators of the camp and was reflecting on something I’d observed earlier that … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves You Now. Big Deal.

Surely one of the strongest and perennial pulls upon the human heart is the desire for approval and acceptance.  That pull can be so strong that this desire often mutates into an idolatrous demand, a false god.  We tell ourselves … Continue reading

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Knowing What You’re There For

General George McClellan (“The Little Napolean”) It helps to know what you’re there for.  By “there,” I mean in a position of some responsibility.  An obvious example would be a parent.  Why has God placed you in the life of … Continue reading

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Great expectations

“Dignity and Valor” (Mort Kunstler) Of Gen. Robert E. Lee, it has been said by such notable figures as Winston Churchill, “(He) was one of the noblest Americans who ever lived, and one of the greatest captains known to the … Continue reading

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