Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Selah,” Scripture Kung Fu Fridays!

The technique I wanted to explore a bit this week has been near and dear to my heart recently.  I want to look at it in the context of Psalm 77, one of my all-time favorite parts of the Bible, … Continue reading

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The Decline of Religion in Modern Society, Wednesday Wisdom

“It is customary to blame secular science and anti-religious philosophy for the eclipse of religion in modern society. It would be more honest to blame religion for its own defeats. Religion declined not because it was refuted, but because it … Continue reading

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Fit to Smash Ice

Have you ever felt like you were down and out, back against the wall, with nowhere to go?  Me too.  That reminds me of a story I recently heard about Joshua Slocum, a Canadian seaman and adventurer. After several years … Continue reading

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The Woodcutter Rabbi, Monday Morning Parable

There was a rabbi, who lived for God for many years.  He worked as both a rabbi and a woodcutter. One day as he was cutting wood, God appeared to him and said “I am blessed by your work and … Continue reading

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Scripture Kung Fu Fridays: The Son of Man Came To Seek and Save The Lost

The sages or rabbis of ancient Israel used a variety of techniques to teach and interpret the text.  Some of these techniques remind me of “battle raps” or “scripture kung fu,” if you will. I’ll take a look at an … Continue reading

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Breathing the Name of God, Wednesday Morning Wisdom

Eyes Remade for Wonder, by Lawrence Kushner is one of my all-time favorite books. Kushner is a Jewish Mystic, and as one writer puts it, “he helps us see through the mundane details of everyday life to catch a profound … Continue reading

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Turn the Other Cheek

Here’s a video of a recent teaching I did in January 2012 at a speaking competition (Fox Studios, Los Angeles).  The speakers were talking on a variety of exciting topics and new developments in business and science.  So I naturally … Continue reading

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