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on being unstuck

My family moved around pretty often when I was growing up, due to my father’s career as a Marine. People ask whether it’s hard to be uprooted every three years or so, but it really wasn’t difficult for me. For all the comforts you stand to lose in leaving, you also stand to be loosed… Read More »


food chains


Last year, I experimented with a vegetarian diet for six weeks, just to try it. I have no ethical problem with eating animals; my foray was inspired by a desire to eat more healthily as much as by a curiosity of how difficult it would be. I abstained from beef, poultry, pork, eggs, fish, and… Read More »



I’ve been working with a congregation in Mesquite, TX for the last few months. We’re studying through a series in Ruth, and this past Sunday, I talked about some of Naomi’s suffering. The truth, though, is that I feel like teaching on suffering is pretty pointless for me. Pointless because it’s been taught and explored… Read More »


blood, fear, and healing

My younger brother was always more athletic than I, but I never truly accepted that fact until the winter Olympics of 1988. Back in 1988, one of the most exciting events was speed skating (looks like it’s headed that way again in 2010, by the way). We lived in a house with wooden floors then,… Read More »


idols in my heart

A couple of weeks ago, I was reading through some of Ezekiel, and I came across a section I’d never given much attention before. Chapter 14 begins: Then some elders of Israel came to me and sat down before me. And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, these men… Read More »