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I know you try to hear God, but are you listening?

I have come to a stark realization in my prayer life. I don’t listen enough. I was thinking about how most people will say that you need to talk to God more, and what they mean is prayer. But what is talking? Do they mean to only talk at God, or do they mean you should […]

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I Can’t Bear to Watch

Every Good Friday, I watch The Passion. I reserve watching this movie for once a year. This is an amazing movie, but I do not watch it more to ensure that it always has the impact that it first did. This movie is violent, emotional, and grueling. So was the Crucifixion. I can’t bear to […]

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Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

In the season of Lent one of the many familiar practices in which Catholics participate are the Stations of the Cross. During my time as a Youth Minister, I was abundantly blessed to work with many classes of talented high school students to bring the way of the cross to life in an annual prayerful […]

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Being a Christian in the Public Sphere

What does it take to be a Christian in the public sphere? I ask myself this question all the time. We live in a world where our ideas, beliefs and values are constantly put to the test. As Christians especially, we are always pushed to see if our value of love of neighbor can stand […]

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Tapestries and Tears

Suffering is not irrational or ultimately absurd. 
Our perspective is not God’s perspective. We don’t have the sight He has. There are numerous analogies of this. The one I like best, I think, is of the carpet. This one was used by Corrie ten Boom who suffered much during World War II when she was […]

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