Monthly Archives: January 2011

this little light of mine… where shall I let it shine?

A friend called this week to talk about a news story that I have studiously avoided. The story involved the personal life of a public figure and the choices of consenting adults. Following my own struggle to sort a private … Continue reading

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finding authenticity in memphis

As I swept through the church basement one last time, collecting miscellaneous socks before climbing in one of the vans filled with teenage energy, I had to laugh at myself. My very first youth event (more than two decades ago), … Continue reading

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bearing witness while the birds fall

Victory Worship Center is an 1800-member Assemblies of God church in Tucson, AZ. Long before the tragedy last weekend, the church (known as VWC) had been busy planning for conference that it’s hosting this weekend. The conference, “Start the Year … Continue reading

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gentle alarms and other oxymorons

I suppose that gentle alarm clock is an oxymoron, but I think it’s time to entertain literary intrigue. Admittedly the first week back is grueling by any account, and as a minister my days are generally scrambled. I’m off when … Continue reading

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