I wear T-shirts to work every day. So why am I wearing this purple, buttoned shirt? The buttons have no significance, but they help me highlight a special day. It’s October 20. I’m wearing purple for Spirit Day.

I'm wearing purple for Spirit Day

A number of gay teenagers committed suicide in September 2010 after being bullied. In response, teenager Brittany McMillan started Spirit Day. It’s as a way to show support for LGBT youth who are bullied and harassed. Wearing purple is a simple gesture, but I hope it sends a message: “You’re important to me. You’re important to a God who loves you.” Continue Reading…

Friends I Thought Of Today

October 12, 2011 — 2 Comments

My friends Mike Abrahamsohn and Shane Claiborne came to mind today…

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"SAVE"

What does it feel like to be saved?

Are you saved by what you believe?

I use the term “saved” cautiously, knowing that it won’t communicate what I mean to many, especially (but not limited to) my atheist friends. But I want to be clear: Living into the Way of Jesus is neither a set of beliefs you subscribe to, nor a set of actions you aspire to.

There’s a longstanding see-saw debate among Christians: Are you saved by what you believe? Or saved by what you do?

If I may I be so bold: No. And no. Continue Reading…

My Encounter with God

September 29, 2011 — 5 Comments

My unexpected encounter with God this past Sunday all started when I perused Google+…

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I’m Back

September 25, 2011 — 8 Comments

I had a powerful time with God this morning. He wants me to start blogging again.

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The Bible in 3 Words

September 19, 2011 — 2 Comments

Erin: We study the Bible and all, but I really don’t know what’s in there.

Me: Okay. I want you to summarize the Bible in three words.

Kay: She can’t summarize anything in three words!

Me: Three words.

Erin: “Bunch. Of. Jews.”

9/11: Terror and Worship

September 11, 2011 — 1 Comment

Worship leader David Ruis redirected the terror and fear of 9/11 into worship, as captured on this amazing album.

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A Monty Python sketch shows us how unchurched people see the Bible.

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The story behind an old hymn surprises me on Mother’s Day. How do you experience the presence of God in the midst of your busy life?

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Osama bin Laden has been killed. Should we rejoice? Or can we learn the Way of Jesus from Doctor Who?

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