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Last Thursday evening I participated in the Common Ground Speaker Series which my daughter’s school supports. The evening’s speaker was Dr. Ned Hallowell. Harvard and Tulane educated, Dr. Hallowell specializes in  advice on how to survive in an ultra-competitive, ultra fast, attention deficit society while remaining sane, how to raise happy children, the art of forgiveness […]

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A Dangerous Word #2 – The Hermeneutical Circle

In a previous post, I began a conversation regarding reading scripture (The Bible)  and the process of deconstruction. This began for Rochelle and I several years ago through a confluence of personal and professional setbacks. Our inherited hermeneutic could not handle the weight of our experiences or the misguided, though well-intended, words and actions we […]

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NPR, Juan Williams, and Just Plain Dumb

My e-mail inbox lit up last week at the news of NPR‘s firing of columnist and FoxNews contributor, Juan Williams. Interestingly, it was my friends who freely and quickly identify as conservatives who were most upset with Williams’ (who is Fox’s “liberal” voice) dismissal. Ostensibly, Williams was dismissed for these comments he made on a […]

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Picking Up Lent

This past Sunday I preached about addictions – idols really; those things we allow into our lives believing that they offer life, but ultimately do not. The key text was Isaiah 44. In the text, people take inanimate, lifeless objects like wood and fashion them into gods to be worshipped. Times haven’t changed. We still […]

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