Psalm 19 — Creation And Law

Psalm 19 is a glorious hymn that at first glance connects a theology of creation with a theology of worship:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.2 Day after day they pour forth...

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Some Thoughts On A Vacation

In between Sunday, July 21 and Saturday, July 27, my wife Julie and I spent a vacation week at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with our 23-year-old daughter Taylor and 20 year-old-son Riley.Here's what the three of them looked like on a windy Friday night outside...

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Morning Moods

I have learned something recently that I think is worth sharing:What you listen to when you drive to work affects your mood when you get there.Now: I don't have a long drive to work in the morning.  But for years, I have been listening to sports talk radio for my...

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Exclusive Inclusivity

One of Methodism's buzzwords is "inclusive."  We are to be, the thinking goes, an inclusive church.That includes (catch that?) the language we use about God.  You can read the denomination's perspective on gender-inclusive language here. Such gender...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Summer Movies

Summertime is also movie time, which moves me to thinking.And as you know by now, I think in terms of "lists" and "tops."So what are the five movies that make me think "summer" more quickly than any others?Here goes:5.  Corvette Summer.  Never to be confused...

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Roger Federer’s New Racket . . . And My Old Ones

The tennis world was all abuzz last week with the news that Roger Federer is now using a new racket:He has switched from the 90-square-inch model he has used since his youth to a larger, supposedly more powerful 98-square inch version.  Why?Well, Roger Federer is...

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Overheard in Colorado Springs

If you listen closely and then jot down what you hear, you can gain some unexpected insights from a course on High Impact Volunteers.Such as . . .You're only as happy as your saddest kid.Scripture tells the story of the builing of four...

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