Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Blind Beggar and Pharisees–Who is Blind?

Read John 9. Read the whole chapter. There is so much packed into this small narrative. Today my good friend Dr. Fred Toke shared in a gathering some insights on this story. They are worth sharing in condensed form here. … Continue reading

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Lo Lo Jones: Commitment and Virginity

A few days ago I commented on a quote by John Maxwell who said, “Commitment is the result of choice, not conditions…commitment lasts when it is based on values.” Today this quote came back to my mind and I felt the … Continue reading

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Why the Church can’t celebrate gay marriages

I think homosexuality and in particular the issue of gay marriage is fast becoming the defining mark of cultural discussion today. Unfortunately most Christians are so inept at articulating their position without sounding arrogant, judgmental and insensitive. We desperately need … Continue reading

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Conan O’Brian–the philosopher

“Sometimes it is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound … Continue reading

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Should truth translate into policy?

“Truth doesn’t always translate into policy–nor should it. There is no one to one connection between truth and policy.” I heard this today and have been chewing on it ever since. The notion is that just because something is true … Continue reading

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I read an article recently that highlighted studies that are reversing the general tone of thought on self-esteem. Much recent research on self-esteem is challenging our former notions.   http://www.mbird.com/2012/05/the-chimera-of-contingent-self-esteem/

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Commitment quote

“Commitment is the result of choice, not conditions…commitment lasts when it is based on values.” -John Maxwell This struck me today in two ways. First I see so many men in Cambodia break their marital commitments and justify their cheating … Continue reading

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