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Looking for Meaning

Looking for Meaning

Rebecca’s friend Rachel ran up to her with big news: “I know who the tooth fairy is.” They were in second grade.  The night before, Rachel had awakened while the tooth fairy was exchanging the tooth left under her pillow for a dollar. “It was my dad!” she said....
Every Exit Is An Entrance

Every Exit Is An Entrance

This is Part One of Four in the Series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Charlie was in the final stages of a terminal illness. His friend and pastor John Claypool asked him how he felt about dying. John reports that Charlie said something like this: “As...
The Soul Work We Need

The Soul Work We Need

Life is complicated. What we should do—or not do—is not nearly as clear as some people seem to think it is. Or as I often say, life is messy. Look, I’m not saying that there’s no such thing as good and evil. Actually, I believe the opposite. There is a universal moral...
Navigating Life’s Messy Places

Navigating Life’s Messy Places

She didn’t mean to do it. And I’m pretty sure she’s not aware even now that she did. But my friend Jan Brown caused a tectonic shift in my thinking about what wisdom is, why we need it so desperately, and how to grow in it. Jan and I were members of the Episcopal...
Navigating Life’s Messy Places

Navigating Life’s Messy Places

She didn’t mean to do it. And I’m pretty sure she’s not aware even now that she did. But my friend Jan Brown caused a tectonic shift in my thinking about what wisdom is, why we need it so desperately, and how to grow in it. Jan and I were members of the Episcopal...