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Optimum Flow

“The casually dressed man stood on the manicured eighteenth green of the PGA Senior Professional Championships at West Palm Beach. He stood fifty feet from the pin, determined to get to the hole in two strokes, tie for the lead, and force sudden death.  He walked...

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Raising Teens in a Sexually Charged Culture

Recently I talked to a group of parents and the title of my talk was “Raising Teens in a Hyper-Sexual Culture”. This was a daunting activity as I researched the topic and was quite overwhelming.  I thought about the culture of the 70’s when I was in High School, the...

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Transgender Matters: Where Do We Begin?

In his book Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture, Mark Yarhouse has identified three “frameworks” or “lenses” that people use when thinking about the transgender topic. They are 1) the integrity framework, 2) the...

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Does Darkness Connect Us to Light?

“I am no longer ashamed, but still find depression difficult to speak about because the experience is so unspeakable. Yet Henri Nouwen’s spirit continues to call me and many others to more openness and vulnerability, more shared humanity and mutual healing, even- and...

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The Remedy to Despair — Connection

In my last blog, Addiction=Despair, I explored what happens when we’re repeatedly wounded in relationships. Many of us, out of sheer desperation, will lose hope or simply kill it. When hope dies or we’re just plain tired of being hurt again, it can lead to a crossroad...

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Called to Love As Jesus Loved. . .

Headlines often trigger emotion.  That’s what they are designed to do, after all.  The messages that claim to “spark outrage” or  promise “shocking new details” on the latest scandal will sometimes catch my attention enough to read an article, or watch a news clip. ...

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Addiction = Despair

“If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the...

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