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Lament for a Broken Community

I was struck again with the importance of the Psalms, for every stage of grief can find expressions in this book. . . . I know that at some point in the future the Psalms will also give voice to our acceptance and hope. As a community, that day seems a long way off, but the Psalms are here for us now as we journey through our grief.

My school will never be the same.

Story Journey: A Review and Meditation

By cultivating a culture that learns and tells biblical stories, we are writing them on our hearts, allowing the Spirit to use these stories in our and others’ lives.

The Double Sorrow and the Place of Prayer

Prayer involves alignment between the words we speak to our Father in heaven and the actions of our lives on earth.

Broken Pieces, Henry, and the Holy Spirit

The powerful work of the Holy Spirit in our places of worship is so incredibly gracious through and through and often times surprises us with unexpected glimpses of God’s grace to the people God loves so dearly.

Fluorescent Bulbs, Wild Onions, and the Good News of Jesus Christ

At the beginning of this mythical season called a “ministry year,” those of us who are called to lead others into deeper discipleship need to re-check our bearings. . . . We need to make sure we’re looking for the right markers to gauge our effectiveness.