Empathy Isn’t Theology

"The Struggle is Real" Is Not Theology

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When confronted with a clash between what one believes and what one feels experientially, it is increasingly common¬†to hear someone respond, “I use to believe that, until I met a…”, “Why don’t you get to know a…before you…,“ or, “We don’t have any right to say that if we haven’t walked in their shoes.” Such […]

Practice Makes Better

Can you name anything we improve at by not doing?

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Dallas Willard observed, “In many cases, our need to wonder about or be told what God wants in a certain situation is nothing short of a clear indication of how little we are engaged in His work.” To that, I say, “Amen.” This isn’t to say the harder we work the holier we are or […]

Are You Winning the Wrong Race?

There are many good races, but only one matters most


It doesn’t matter if you win a race if it is the wrong race. We cannot declare ourselves winners of a marathon for winning a boat race. It’s winning. It’s just winning at the wrong thing. Which is a form of losing. Most of us think we simply fail to reach our goals. Often, it […]