Healing the Great Disconnect

By Hollywood standards, Mark’s account of the Passion suffers from understatement. He leaves the gore and the sweat and the agony largely to our imagination.  Movie directors have retold the story in more graphic ways. They have frequently provided long sequences of torture. They have included isolated shots of Mary and Mary Magdalene shattered by…

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Beyond Repair

Listen to Audio When our children were young and had been sick, Joy and I always waited at least 24 hours after they were free from fever before sending them back to school. We wanted to ensure their recovery and to keep our children from spreading germs at school. This practice frequently meant that the…

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Cross Moments

Listen to Audio Some years ago I had a series of conversations with a man. Let’s call him Bill. He had fallen dramatically and publicly into disgrace. At least, it felt like disgrace to him. And that’s why he had sought me out for guidance. People from all walks of life and from every corner…

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