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This Sunday Americans will be praying extra hard. It’s Superbowl Sunday, and according to a recent study, one out of four Americans believe that God intervenes on behalf of sports teams. Does He? Well, only God knows the answer to […]

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Certain metaphors capture the imagination. Among the most powerful in Judaism comes from an 18th century Rabbi named Nachman. “The whole world,” he said, “is a narrow bridge. And the most important part is not to be afraid!”  This saying has […]

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One of the Bible’s most resounding commandments is “do not stand idly by while your neighbor bleeds.” I’ve been thinking a lot about this verse lately. I’ve thought about it in the context of gun violence. But it’s also challenged […]

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Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey has left many people wondering. Was it genuine? Why did he wait so long? Can those he hurt forgive him? Will he ever compete again? Each of us probably has differing responses to these […]

  Friends, I had a fabulous conversation on Fox News with my friend Father Jonathan Morris. We touched on not only on gun violence, but on the role of God and religion in politics. I thought you might enjoy the […]

We have become a deeply polarized nations, with ideology trumping practicality at every turn. We saw this in the fiscal cliff debate. We are seeing it in the gun control battle. Does politics have to be this divisive? Can it […]

Life rains down on all of us. We experience loss, sadness, frustration, difficult times, goals missed, dreams disappointed. We go through broken relationships, betrayals, trust misplaced, loved ones hurt. Yet, while the rain can drown us, it can also strengthen […]

President Bill Clinton’s receiving Father of the Year award has raised some eyebrows. We all probably have different views of the propriety of the award. Still, we can use it as a spark to discuss what we can learn from […]

Delivering a eulogy for a loved one takes great  empathy and maturity. I’ve been moved by many I have heard. Often, however, I wonder what impact the words expressed would have had on the person being remembered. Did they ever […]

One of the great heroes of the bible is a man named Caleb. During the forty years of wandering in the desert, he remains confident in God’s promise even  as others falter. His loyalty and commitment do not waver. It […]

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