My Story: A Surprise Proposal at the Georgian Terrace Hotel

Cultural expectations these days are tougher to meet than ever. Imagine the pressure on young guys to create a proposal event for their ladies that is at once memorable, thoughtful, and grandiose. Now imagine what it would take to make it a surprise to her. Now… try doing it from 7,800 miles away in the metropolitan Middle East. Herein was my task. Heather and her girlfriends Larissa and Kristy are[…]

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What My Church Never Told Me (Cont.)

In college, I got a group of friends around me that were like me in that they believed in Jesus, but they were different in some surprising ways. They talked about relationship with God in a different way than I’d ever considered. For them, the Christian walk was not so much about getting from spiritual point A to spiritual point B, but rather sauntering through God’s woods. That happened in[…]

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What My Church Never Told Me

Walking to the edge of our theology, the farthest reach of what we understand of God, is like getting waist deep in the ocean that goes on as far as the eye can see. I was raised in a church culture that did not value mystery. In it, the most important thing about life was being right: being right about theology, and then being right about how to live that[…]

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Me & Joseph (Healing School 6)

One day, maybe even tomorrow, I will be healed and intermittent chronic pain will be simply a memory. Similarly, after a while, Joseph was able to serve as second command of Egypt. It’s a happy ending to the story. But I guarantee it was not an easy one to live. How he chose faith every day for over a decade informs me as I confront the same daily choice dealing[…]

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