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Assume the Best in Everyone

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Most people are generally good. Stranger danger doesn’t apply, necessarily, to adults. Crime is way down. You grew up in a more dangerous society than your kids. In yesterday’s post, Impending Doom, I shared about a segment of our society whose entire  life narrative is built around the hope they find in a world headed to […]

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Impending Doom

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Last month, I drove from Nashville, Tennessee to Starkville, Mississippi for a Sunday afternoon speaking engagement. As I drove across rural Alabama and Mississippi, through small towns, flooded fields, and by countless small farms, I got a glimpse into a religious phenomenon oddly familiar. On this drive were hundreds of religious signs. Most mentioned the name of […]

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The chain reaction of evil

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Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 source

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Am I just a social media guy?

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Yesterday I spoke in 3 services at The Place in Wickenburg, Arizona. It’d been a long time since I’d done that… it was really fun. And it was fun to be reminded that I like that and I’m not bad at it. The fact is that I don’t get a lot of requests to teach […]

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Girls

Maybe it’s because I’m a dad of a 12 year old girl? Maybe it’s because I was raised by a hard-working single mom? Maybe it’s because I’m married to an amazing woman? Or maybe it’s a secret agenda I have to meddle with the way things have always worked for the stupid, psychotic sake of […]

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