What is Real?

Jesus came to make us real. That’s what happens to his disciples over time. We become real. In her classic children’s book The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams gives a winsome definition of “real” in a conversation between two toys: the young Velveteen Rabbit and the older, wiser Skin Horse: “What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit.……

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Reconstructive Surgery

Listen to Audio I have had plastic surgery. This is not to say that a surgeon has improved the appearance of my nose or my hips. Liposuction has never reduced my middle-aged belly fat. And even though I don’t fault anybody for getting a little work done on sagging chins and laugh lines around the…

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Running a Three-Legged Race, or What Some People Call Marriage

Listen to Audio In 2013 Mark Howlett and Rab Lee completed the longest three-legged race in history. At the Glenmore 24 Hour Trail Race in Scotland, they covered 109.8 kilometers. That’s 68.23 miles. Let me be clear. This was a three-legged race. These guys ran—and maybe staggered and wobbled—for nearly 70 miles. They bound themselves…

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