Category Archives: Wisdom

God Will Use You and Me, but Mostly Me! Wednesday Wisdom

The title for this post is inspired by a song from the award-winning musical Book of Mormon that really resonated with me and reminded me of something I often see in church settings.  A sort of spiritual competition where people … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water, Spirituality and the 12 Steps by Richard Rohr

I recently started reading a book by Richard Rohr on how the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous are rooted in the gospel message of Jesus.  An interesting and fascinating topic to say the least.  One passage that struck me was … Continue reading

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Jesus Hasn’t Done Anything Yet, Wednesday Wisdom

Today I wanted to share a passage with you that’s been speaking to me these past couple of days in a profound way.  It comes from Matthew 3:13-16 and deals with the baptism of Jesus: 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee … Continue reading

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The Text in Context; Wednesday Wisdom

“It cannot be overemphasized, that the key to an understanding of the New Testament is a fluent knowledge of Hebrew and an intimate acquaintance with Jewish history, culture, and Rabbinic Literature.”  –David Bivin, Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus One … Continue reading

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Like A Child; Wednesday Wisdom

Tonight I have the incredible privilege of being able to talk to people at the United Center about sponsoring children through World Vision, an incredible organization that helps children living in extreme poverty around the globe.  In getting ready for … Continue reading

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Redemption; Wednesday Wisdom

“The world is torn by conflicts, by folly, by hatred.  Our task is to cleanse, to illumine, to repair.  Every deed is either a clash or an aid in the effort of redemption.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel

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“You Have Eyes, Huntsman, but You Do Not See”

I watched Snow White and The Huntsman this weekend and one of the scenes in the movie reminded me of a past post about how there is often more going on around us than we realize.  In the movie one … Continue reading

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