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    The Hard Sayings of Jesus

    If Jesus is our model, we must follow him with bravery and courage in our day-to-day interactions. Take risks. Mess up. Say the wrong thing and then go back for a redo.  Otherwise, we’ll languish in the backwaters of boredom doing nothing but rehashing weather …

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    I’m So Sorry

    Chris’s Story. One evening, Carl and I and some close friends took the light-rail train to downtown Denver.  Soon we were strolling down the busy cobblestone streets, chatting and laughing on the way to our favorite restaurant. While our hearts were united in conversation about …

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    Big, Scary…Christians

    Erica’s Story. The news bothered me.  No one could–or wanted to–deny the fact that repeated and terrible acts were being perpetrated in the name of Islam by extremists. But the broad brushing of all Muslims as security risks and the fear-mongering regarding refugees deeply disturbed …

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    Billy Graham, My Mentor

    I wrote this several years ago as part of a 10-piece series called “My Top Mentors” and I repost it now with great joy and sadness. —– As a five year old in Kindergarten, I already felt like an “Evangelist.” During “show and tell” I’d …

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    United in Compassion

    Joel’s story. Afghani, Sudanese, Iraqi, Syrian, Rwandan…these were the nationalities of the refugees who gathered at English Club on Thursday nights.  Faithfully they came to the apartment clubhouse, week-in, week-out, hoping to practice their beginning English and to make connections within their new community.  A …

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    Unspoken Courage

    Ty’s Story. A group of us had started visiting a “refugee complex” regularly.  We weren’t part of any formal effort, but each of us had a concern for the welfare of the growing refugee population in our city and a desire to be where we …

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    On Challenging the Status Quo: Trump, Patriotism, Israel

    “Why do you seem so angry at Trump, yet you rarely criticized Obama?” “Why are you so hard on Israelis and overly gracious toward Palestinians?” “Why do you take Republican leaders to task and yet give Democrats a free ride?” “Why do you criticize your …

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    James Comey, Jesus, and the Power of Indecision and Silence

    I should’ve been doing a 1000 other things on my plate this morning, but instead I opted to watch James Comey testify before the Senate committee.  Talk about pressure! Imagine being grilled by a dozen of the smartest and most powerful men and women in …

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    Heading in soon…with a few others

    As promised, I’m touching base with you prior to going to Somalia. Next time you hear from me, we’ll be back with, hopefully, a much clearer idea of the best opportunities for partnership. I’ve assembled a team of 7 people that will be going in …

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    Going to Somalia

    A door has opened to me that I believe I am to walk through. It’s not an easy door. And, I’m not exactly certain all that is on the other side. But this is one of those times that I just know it’s a step …

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