Category Archives: obeying God

How to Build the Community We Want


Recently, I came across an article about community life by the late MacArthur Fellow Donella “Dana” Meadows. She and her husband, Dennis, typically shared their Vermont home with four to eight other adults, some of whom were their students. It … Continue reading

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Are We Really to ‘Trust and Obey’ Abusive Husbands?


Here’s my Wesleyan confession: I read the long version of the Westminster Confession (all 190-plus Q&A) for the first time a few weeks ago. I found some surprises. The biggest was that one of the sins considered forbidden by the … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way and the Right Way to Steer Clear of Self-Righteousness


No one wants to be labeled “self-righteous.” But it’s pretty easy to fall into that trap, even when you don’t care at all about God.  I had just finished offloading my cart of dinner party fixings to the cashier’s conveyor at the … Continue reading

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Short-term Mission or ‘Missio-Tourism’: A Tourist’s View


The value of short-term missions has been debated for a long time. Now, via a business acquaintance, I’ve obtained a view of their impact on vacationing Americans. My friends were in a Central American resort area when they encountered what … Continue reading

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Voted: Teachers Get Raises If Gambling $ Rise


Opportunity 2: Help brothers and sisters avoid temptation instead of increasing the temptations they face.

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