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Searching For Sunday | Reflections & Notes

August 23, 2017


Rachel Held Evans. Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. Thomas Nelson, 2015. (268 pages) The Atlantic: Is Christianity Dark Enough For Millennials?; Huffington Post, Zach Hoag interview; Mike McHargue review; Patheos review by Ben Witherington; Crossway’s promo video; Reflections Admittedly, I read this only at the request of a congregant. But as is […]

Accidental Courtesy | Reflections

August 18, 2017


Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and int he total of these acts will be written the history of [each] generation. – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Cape Town, South Africa 1966 Accidental Courtesy, 2016. IMdb page; PBS; Reflections Wow. […]

Just Mercy | Review, Reflections, and Notes

August 12, 2017


Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (349 pages) Review and Reflections What Stevenson does in this book is brilliant, for he does not just state the problem with erudite arguments, though he is a brilliant lawyer and rhetorician. Rather, he weaves the inhumanity of our systems through the […]

Global Leadership Summit 2017 | Live Notes & Reflections

August 10, 2017


[The following are live blogging notes, and may or may not be exact quotes.] Introduction: “We do not begin as the leaders we will become.” Bill Hybels Everyone wins when a leader gets better. We all owe huge debts who planted leadership seeds in us, who took us under their wing. None of us got […]