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See For Yourself

February 13th, 2015

When I was sixteen, I saw a picture in National Geographic of the most beautiful place I’d ever seen. It was a picture of the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland. I …

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The Lord’s Day

February 6th, 2015

People all around us need to see the love of Christ. We hope they see its radiant projection through us, the local church. It’s been a long time since I …

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With Your Face

March 19th, 2014

‘You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ – Acts 2:28 ‘With your presence’ means, literally, ‘with your …

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Finishing What the Master Started

November 29th, 2013

The commencement speaker last June at the graduation ceremonies of our son, Jonathan, from Dartmouth College was Geoffrey Canada, an African-American who for the last twenty years has been the …

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From a Recent Journal Entry

October 1st, 2013

This morning, my heart broke with news of a tragic loss in the life of a friend. Immediately, I wanted to reach out and encourage my friend. But what could …

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The Company I Keep

October 11th, 2012

To celebrate the completion of a chapter of the book, I’m joining four guys from the local church tomorrow in an attempt to climb Wilson Peak, one of Colorado’s more …

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Nature’s Splendor

September 25th, 2012

I’ve charted a four mile course along some pristine tracks on Hastings Mesa (which is around the corner and a forty minute drive from Telluride, and about twenty miles up …

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A Day in the Life of a Writing Leave

September 17th, 2012

For those who’ve been prodding me to talk about what a day in the life of a pastor on writing leave looks like, here’s the skinny! It begins early each …

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Last Loving Words

September 4th, 2012

A year ago today, I drove up the steep grade from Ridgway, Colorado to Hastings Mesa, where, ensconced in a log cabin, I was working on a book. On that …

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