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The Great Magician

This is the fifth in the series on my Faith Journey.

When I was a boy, I thought about Jesus as the “Great Magician” more than the “Great Physician.”

There are a lot of stories in the Bible that supported my magical thinking that included miracles of physical healing, exorcisms, resurrection of the dead, and

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Living AWAKE Retreat

My wife, Mary Sullivan, and I have similar purposes in life, though we come at it from different perspectives.

When we fell in love, Mary was the founder of Project Compassion in Chapel Hill, NC. Project Compassion is a non-profit organization that creates community and provides innovative support for people living with serious illness, caregiving,

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What Do You Mean

This is the fourth in a series on my Faith Journey.

In my last post, I wrote about learning that “God is love” through the way people in my church and community loved me. Of course, not everyone experiences that kind of love in a congregation or neighborhood or community firsthand.

One of my friends

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God is Love

This is the third in a series on My Faith Journey.

As I mentioned yesterday, I attended church for thousands of hours from the time I was born until I went to college. But through all of the teaching and preaching I endured, one of the lessons I remember can be summarized in three simple

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The Way

This is the second in a series on my Faith Journey.

When I was growing up, I only knew about one path to God. And it was the Baptist way.

As far as I knew, it was the right way, the biblical way, God’s way.

I believed it was the only way to God. And

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A Faith Journey

This is the first in a series on a discussion of my personal faith journey.

What is a faith journey?

For me, my faith journey is a process of moving from one point to another in life as I try to understand how God relates to me, to the world, and to others.

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Retreat

It’s amazing what can happen when we give ourselves time together.

When we set aside our watches, our pagers, and our smartphones; a new space is created for relationships.

When our calendar appointments are suspended, the past is less important, the present is more authentic, and the future is filled with new possibilities.

When

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Living AWAKE

I want you to know about my wife, Mary Sullivan’s, second book, Living AWAKE — Forty Days Toward Renewal.

I got to hold a copy in my hand today and I have to say it is a beautiful book, both the cover and especially the content.

Imagine renewal in fifteen minutes a day. This forty-day

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Lessons from my Car

Sometimes life lessons come from unexpected places. Take my 1996 Volvo, please.

My fourteen year old car started teaching me life lessons when it was about ten. Or maybe that was when I started paying attention to the lessons.

When things stopped working in my car, I found myself asking, “Is it worth fixing?” AND

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