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An Interview with Lewis Brogdon

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed. Before we knew of his death, but earlier that same day, Lewis Brogdon spoke to me about the need for Christians to listen to minorities and to their insights into the Scripture. He notes that the Gospel of Luke, in particular, points…

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An interview with Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren is a popular speaker and writer. He has authored 19 books and has several more coming out soon. I interviewed him at Princeton Divinity School where he was a keynote speaker for the Frederick Buechner Writers Conference. Learn about the persons who were his Great Bible Teachers, the…

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Communication – It’s Not So Easy

Communication – Why is it so hard? One of the advantages of having my in-laws live with us is the laughter we get from mis-communication. Sometimes, this is due to having poor hearing. From this morning, before breakfast: (91 year-old father-in-law, looking out the window) “It’s windy!” (87 year-old mother-in-law,…

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The Church Beside the Church

Last week, I was on a video call with a 31-year-old pastor of a rural church in eastern North Carolina. When I asked how the pandemic was affecting his church and ministry, he expressed his concern. “I am afraid that we are creating a church beside the church,” he said….

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Stations of the Cross

The Making of Pandemic Ponderings I created devotions based on the Stations of the Cross for Lent 2020 – the beginning of the pandemic. Here’s how that happened along with some personal reflections. In response to the pandemic and the legal prohibitions from large group gatherings, including church services, our…

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