Tag Archives: evaluation

Why being a pastor might kill you…

I love listening to the Freakonomics podcast, it’s always interesting, clever, well done. While listening to a recent short called “How to Live Longer” I learned that if someone is nominated to the Hall of Fame but doesn’t get in, they’ll likely die sooner. David Becker explains that hall of famers don’t necessarily live longer than the […]

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My fourth cousin, twice removed… in Christ

It was a typical morning at the coffee shop – but I’d forgotten my headphones. Productivity plummeted! I’m not good at tuning out my surroundings. I overheard a conversation… ok, you caught me, I was blatantly eavesdropping! A young man was counseling a younger man. They were talking about Jesus. I zeroed in because I […]

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Maybe it isn’t all that bad out there…

This is not a post about Christmas! It is about Isaiah 9:6-7… which is definitely about the birth of Jesus. However, it’s so easy to just picture these words in a scripty font underneath a Precious Moments nativity scene, and think about the cute little baby and miss what’s being promised. Hyper-simplified summary Verse 6: […]

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Misplaced Beauty

There’s a brilliant guy who figured out how to make indoor clouds. That’s an impressive trick! Apparently, with the right mixture of temperature, humidity and light you can make clouds appear just about anywhere. The images of something floating around where common logic dictates that it doesn’t belong strikes me as incredibly inspiring. I want […]

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An Unfinished Sentence

It’s Open-Ended The book of Proverbs is like an unfinished sentence. All the books in the Old Testament are incomplete…they could only point to Jesus who is the completion. The big gap in Proverbs is that it tells us where we are and where we should be, but it doesn’t really tell us how to […]

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