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There and Here…

Why am I so seldom satisfied with where I am? Why does over there always appear more enchanting than right here? Why is it that I look forward to vacation…make plans…detailed plans…imagine the fun, the relaxation I’m going to have…the stuff I’m going to do or not do and the consequential rejuvenation I’m going to […]

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I Was Born with a “W H Y” Chromosome…

I was born with a “W H Y” chromosome which is why I’ve been asking questions all my life. Unfortunately, many religious people are threatened whenever you question faith. But, my own opinion is, until you question your faith, you have no faith. Yes, of course, you may have beliefs. And, many of them. Religion […]

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How to Question Everything and Be the Stronger in Faith for It…

“Doubt is no more disbelief than questions are compromise” (from, The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God). Until you question your faith, you have no faith. It is true, however, you might have beliefs. But there is a chasm of difference between a believing person and a person of authentic faith. For many people, […]

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Who I Am Naturally!…

Here’s a thought for consideration on this bright new April morning in spring. In Harvey Cox’s book The Future of Faith, he references a statement to this effect: “If we love God, even if we think God might not exist, God will make herself manifest to us.” Love and faith are primordial…or, you might even […]

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What IS Faith?…

I’m looking out the window on a flight from Louisville to Atlanta where I’m helping a congregation redefine its understanding of mission and then recast a vision for their future. I’ve been reflecting on the meaning of faith. What is faith? What I realize today is that, more than at any other time, the confusion between […]

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I Envy the Tree…

I do not know who said it but it is full of wisdom: “I envy the tree, how it reaches but never holds.” For as long as I can remember, something in me has reached for the heavens. I’d like to think it is the Divine spark within me and maybe it is. However, I’m […]

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Give Thanks for Everything? I Get It Now…

Saint Paul’s words used to trigger a reaction in me. “How can I give thanks for everything? There’s so much that’s wrong in this world.” So, I would spend a great deal of time explaining to myself, and anyone who’d listen, what Paul really meant. I get it now. What really needed fixing was not […]

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