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Grief 2.0 – “Table Talk with CCU” – From Mourning to Morning: Reflections on a Journey

The Inaugural “Table Talk with CCU” — A series for CCU that is patterned off of the TED talk series of lectures.  I was asked to give this short talk reflecting on my journey through grief.  

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Grief 2.0 – Between a rock and a hard place

There is a lot about the grief and loss process that, for many Christ-followers, feels like being caught between a “rock and a hard place” as the old saw goes. Of course, when we lose someone we are often reminded … Continue reading

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Of confusion and being human

“It’s in the emptiness and even desperation of confusion where God might be found.” My vantage point during our silent retreats is to have a “front row” seat watching what the Holy Spirit is doing in a variety of people’s … Continue reading

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The danger of silence

Another spring, another silent retreat for CCU students (and myself). As we met last night for the first night of the retreat, I was reminded once again of something that I often talk about with my students – the danger … Continue reading

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Words, words, words

I often make the comment that, “words matter.” You’re probably saying (in your head), “Way to go, Captain Obvious! You appear to have a firm grasp on reality.” I don’t say that because I’m kind of a geek about words … Continue reading

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Grief 2.0 – Acceptance

There probably no more debated and resisted subject of discussion within grieving than acceptance. Because of this, allow me to focus specifically on the area of grief first, and then later I’ll look at this subject in other areas of … Continue reading

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Judge, jury, and executioner: A modern parable (pt. 2)

Gayle sat in the chair to my right, and beyond her was the Sheriff’s deputy who we found out was named Jerry.  He sat down rather uncomfortably adjusting his sidearm so he could sit in the chair.  Once everyone was … Continue reading

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Judge, jury and executioner: A modern parable (pt 1)

The silence was shattered as your cell phone shouted at you as if to say, “Hey stupid, pay attention!” You jump like you’ve never heard your cell phone before. You’re so engrossed in what you were doing, the cell phone seems … Continue reading

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Insights from LOTR

I’ve been a fan of the Lord of the Rings for more than a couple decades, and I’m always struck by some of the interactions between the key characters in the story.  During my last reading, I was struck by something that … Continue reading

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Powerful Prepositions

Okay, so call me a geek, but lately I’ve been curious and sensitive to the power of certain prepositions in our language, and what they signify to us. No, this is not going to be a lesson in grammar or … Continue reading

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