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Starbucks, Metaphors, Music, and a Movie

May 10th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve been reading The Gospel According to Starbucks, by Leonard Sweet. (It was a gift.) I was reluctant to open it for a long time, because I quit the last Leonard Sweet book I started halfway through. But I’m enjoying this one so far. Today this hit me, “Metaphor is not simply an adornment to [...]

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Doing Things the Hard Way

May 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I was just watching this movie, Gone Baby Gone. In it a guy does everything almost right. He tries. But the world is messed up, so the result is a mess. All his best efforts pay off in pain. There is no easy way to fix it; mend the tragedy; or change the broken lives. [...]

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Why I Don’t Go to Church Anymore

April 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A few years ago, a friend sent me an email with a couple of links to articles: “Why House Church Isn’t the Answer” and “Why I Don’t Go to Church Anymore” (along with a brief note saying he didn’t necessarily agree with everything the author had written, but…). I read both articles, and they didn’t [...]

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Divine Nobodies Quick Review and Quote

January 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

I’m reading Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God, by Jim Palmer. I’m not going to summarize it. I’m trying to kick the habit of writing long posts, as you can see. The book is a great read. He started winning me over in the Pseudo-Introduction when he admitted that he often sits in a [...]

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Getting Real with Brennan Manning and Parker Palmer

February 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve been reading several books lately all at once. One is Ruthless Trust, by Brennan Manning and another is Let Your Life Speak, by Parker Palmer. What’s really been significant is the common message coming from both books (and from other sources as well). I’ve been reading a chapter in one book here and a [...]

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