Month: May 2015

God as a Person of Interest

SPOILER ALERT—I’ve beheld the Messiah, and He lives in a briefcase.   Well, okay, that’s not exactly true. But it’s close to being true, because the briefcase represents the incarnation of Jesus in the elaborate divine metaphor that lies at…

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Empty Houses

What is this thing in both men and women that longs for love, respect, and attention, where does it come from and why does it get so screwed up? Sarah Wells writes about her journey and how Jackson Browne, War and…

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Staying Can Take You Where You Want to Be

My story is weird.   My dad has pastored the same church for thirty-two years. When I moved away to college in 2002, I began attending the church where I still am a member today. I’ve spent over twelve years…

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The Avengers Demonstrate How Teamwork Leads to Conflict

When I was growing up my dad loved to say this phrase:   “If two people always agree on everything, one of you isn’t necessary.”   As someone who enjoys watching movies with an eye toward character development and plot…

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What Good Guys Do

What is this thing in both men and women that longs for love, respect, and attention, where does it come from and why does it get so screwed up? Sarah Wells writes about her journey and how Jackson Browne, War and…

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Staying Focused in an Age of…Squirrel!

I’m not sure the makers of Pixar’s Up envisioned the “Squirrel!” comment by the dogs becoming a cultural phenomenon, but that one word now sums up the idea of distraction for our generation.   We live in a “Squirrel!” age—an…

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Exploring Caretakers

On a recent flight overseas for work, I had the chance to watch Interstellar. You know, the movie where Matthew McConaughey watches the Star Wars 7 trailer.   Overall, I enjoyed it. It kept me interested during its two hours…

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The Desire to Be Desired

What is this thing in both men and women that longs for love, respect, and attention, where does it come from and why does it get so screwed up? Sarah Wells writes about her journey and how Jackson Browne, War and…

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The Internet is a Tattoo

When I think about communication during my childhood, one question comes to mind…   How did we survive without cell phones?!   We grew up in such a different technological world. I think about cassette tapes breaking inside our answering…

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Why Get Up in the Morning?

What if we approached the question of God’s existence not as an “I’m right, you’re wrong” argument, but through the recognition that people interpret signs around them in different ways. So you can interpret the world around you as though…

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