When Storms Approach

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard the word ‘catastrophic’ these last several days, specifically related to the imminent flooding that’s expected to begin today and persist over the coming days, starting on the NC/SC coastline.  While Hurricane Florence has weakened over the last 24 hours, forecasters, state and local officials, emergency responders, and disaster response […]

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Rosh Hashanah

Days of Awe Depending on which calendar(s) you may use, whether print or digital, perhaps you’ve noticed a day coming up next Monday, September 10th called Rosh Hashanah. (I use a combination of Apple and Google Calendar, by the way, which I don’t know how I would survive without!)  It’s kind of like one of those days like ‘Canadian Flag Day’ that occasionally pops up […]

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Labor Day…and an 11-month memory

How many of us have ever heard the of having an 11-month memory?  It refers to the tendency to remember things more recent while tending to forgetting things longer ago.  The idea goes that while some of us can easily recall what we did, say, for Christmas last year, fewer of us can recall what we were doing […]

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Neighboring

During a conversation over coffee yesterday with a friend, he asked why things like missional living, neighboring, being a student of the community where we live, collaborative partnerships, racial reconciliation, foster care and adoption, serving the poor, hospitality and expanding our relational capacity to include people across ethnic, socio-economic and generational lines into gospel-centered community were all so important to me personally.  I thought […]

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor

August 3, 2018 After having several people recommend it to me in recent weeks, I finally went to see the movie, Won’t You Be My Neighbor – a documentary on the life and work of Fred Rogers; a man who is perhaps better known by many as Mr. Rogers.  Besides the awkwardness of inviting someone (besides my […]

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