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Do You Want to Get Well?

Let’s take a look at a story out of the Gospels, from the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John. The story is about a sick man lying around a pool of water known as Bethsaida, located in the city of Jerusalem. The legend of this pool is that every so often an angel will... Continue Reading →

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Towers, Names, & Blessings

I live in Raleigh, NC. One of the best public parks on the planet¹ is in Raleigh, NC—Dorthea Dix City Park. One thing about this park that makes it so great is that it offers multiple different views of the skyline of downtown Raleigh. It may not be a big skyline, but it sure is... Continue Reading →

Exorcisms, Righteousness, & Grace

If you would indulge me, I want to offer an exploration—a wee sermon, if you will—on some things that I've noticed and been meditating on and forgetting and rediscovering and forgetting again for the last few months. I want to talk about exorcisms, righteousness, and grace. Exorcisms There is a story in the very first... Continue Reading →

How I Schedule My Day For Peak Holiness

I want to share with y'all a bit of practical thoughts on prayer and on-going spiritual development. Specifically, the routine that I follow throughout a typical day. Hopefully, this might be useful for you. This is an ever-changing thing, but right now this is a close approximation of the schedule that I keep throughout a... Continue Reading →

The Unfortunate Key To Mindfulness

Many people these days seem to be recognizing the benefits of mindfulness. Being able to pay attention to yourself and be present in the moment is so important to living a full, vibrant life. But there is something that I'm discovering that is, for me, slightly disappointing about the pursuit of mindfulness and presence. I've... Continue Reading →

Suffering the Spirit

Why did Jesus tell parables to describe the Kingdom of God? Why couldn’t he just have explained how to live the spiritual life that God wants us to live? I think it’s because it’s all but impossible to explain a spiritual principle. A definition of surrender or humility or forgiveness can be given, but it... Continue Reading →

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