Category Archives: hot topics

i have a dream

i am happy to join with you today with the utmost respect for the day we celebrate our independence as a nation. inspired by the great civil rights leader whose impact i could never hope to duplicate, nevertheless I believe … Continue reading

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reach out and touch, but think first (part 2 – wise physical touch)

As a culture, I fear we have grown afraid to touch each other. Thankfully, parents are no longer subjected to the nonsense of B.F. Skinner and his behaviorist notions that comforting a crying child only reinforces the behavior of crying. … Continue reading

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reach out and touch, but think first (part 1 – banish paranoia)

This is a topic around which I have labored hard to gather my thoughts wisely. To be honest, parts of this I really didn’t want to write at all. But it’s gotten to the “fire in my bones” stage, so … Continue reading

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the twitterverse has spoken

A few items from my Twitter feeds stood out over the past day or two. It turns out spending time with our families makes us way happier than connecting online. The Happiness Barometer says so. Can I get a “well … Continue reading

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kids’ sense of entitlement may be mr. rogers’ fault

Sometimes the tumble of thoughts in my brain just happens to resonate with the broader culture. Without divulging any identifying details, I have been increasingly troubled by the sense of entitlement I see in my ministry context – as well … Continue reading

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