Primary Questions: What Do You Mean by Freedom?

Every day this week and last, when I put on the funny looking bicycle helmet and tentatively climb aboard my bright red cruiser to head to the beach, I find that my mind is flooded[…]

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Your brain is social…

As Paul Costello, President and Founder of the New Story Leadership project, looked out at the crowd last night in Baxter Hall, he said to all of us assembled there, “Stories can imprison, or stories[…]

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Maybe this is the explanation…

If you meet me at a party and ask me the great American question, you know the “what do you do with yourself” question, you could get a variety of answers, depending on my mood,[…]

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The light is there, if you look for it…

Sometimes, like today, I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sit in awe as the new sun makes itself known in some beautiful setting. I try to take that opportunity when given, because,[…]

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Catching up on a little reading…

What good is a slightly rainy vacation if you can’t catch up on a little reading?  And my backlog is substantial.  For example, when the new Diana Butler Bass work Grounded  magically appeared in my Kindle[…]

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Subversive Christmas…

I’m a little obsessed with the idea of the 12 Days of Christmas.  It all began last year, when we visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon for the Illuminations. You can read some of my thoughts[…]

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Feeling subversive today?

Feeling particularly subversive today?  I certainly hope so.  You might wonder just what I’m talking about.  Well, the idea came to me while I was reading a book by Eugene Peterson called The Contemplative Pastor.  I[…]

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