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The psalmist said, “Be still and know I am God” (Psalm 46:10). “Be still”…”and know…” In the Hebrew language, when two coordinate imperatives or imperative verbal forms appear together, as in “Be still” and “know” the emphasis goes to the ...Read More

Why follow Jesus? This morning, I opened the Gospel of John to the sixth chapter, desiring to read and reflect on what has become my favorite Gospel account of the life of Jesus. I did not get very far in ...Read More

The Parliament of World Religions I’ll be attending and presenting at the upcoming Parliament of World Religions meeting this year in Salt Lake City, October 15 – 18, 2015. And, I thought about something Mother Teresa purportedly said some years ...Read More

The Golden Rule Last night, I stayed in Philadelphia near the airport in an older Hampton Inn. I mean, an older, Hampton Inn. Not “old” as in the old, but elegant Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City. I ...Read More

I’m thinking about those times in life when the doubts of faith are many and the difficulties of life are manifold. Thank God, on the sailing journey of life, those times are few. Do you remember that time when Simon ...Read More

PRAY HARDEST I just drove past an electronic billboard located in front of a local church. The following message flashed brightly for those passing by: “Pray Hardest When It’s Hardest to Pray!” I thought to myself: “Clever. Memorable. But is it ...Read More

I read a story today shared by one of my Facebook friends whom I’ll simply refer to as Joe. It is a powerful, illustrative story shared by the Lutheran Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton about money and our weird relationship to ...Read More

“Hell? Are You Going There?” “Heaven or Hell…Which?” “Are You Saved? Only the Saved Go to Heaven!” “Have You Heard of the 4 Spiritual Laws?” Those were the cliches’ I often heard…heck, I even used them…when, at one time in ...Read More