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Dear World – “Hearing the Other to Speech”

The power of story, of speaking our own truth, was experienced in dynamic and impactful ways last week as “Dear World” came to Lynchburg College. As a member of the planning committee, I had some idea of what might happen

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A Blueprint for Living

This past Sunday I preached a message entitled “There’s Nothing You Can’t Handle,” from Psalm 27:1-6. The premise of my message was that despite all that David had gone through, Saul’s continued attempts to kill him, his parent’s sudden death,

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Reformation and Change

I had the privilege of leading my daughter’s 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School class last week. It isn’t my usual gig – I usually choose other opportunities to volunteer and enjoy an adult class during that hour. This Sunday

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Finding Strength for the Journey

I am physically tired. After a wild weekend that included out-of-state travels and appointments, my body said, “No more work. Naptime!” Thinking I might gain a second wind if I crawled into bed, I grabbed one of the books vital

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#MeToo #IBelieveYou

Social Media the last several days has been filled with posts with the hashtags #MeToo and/or #IBelieveYou in part to recognize October as Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness month. I was not surprised to see some of the people

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Sharing a Prayer

Last week Shane Claiborne, Christian activist and no-nonsense millennial offered this prayer.  It is more overtly Christian than I usually share in this space, but it speaks to my own level of frustration and hope for where we are in

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Body Language

Controversy continues to surround the action of Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players and a variety of athletes who have “taken a knee” or locked arms during athletic events recently in part to draw attention to the problem of racism

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Spiritual Life 101

Autumn officially begins this week. The warm and oftentimes hot days of summer give way to cooler nights and the beautiful, cheerful colors of fall. Our campus will come alive with color and the many activities of college life. A

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Peace Above All Differences

Since the Spiritual Life Center sign has been missing for a while (the post fell over and it is just a long story), our staff had a conversation about how to use our outdoor space. The idea of a peace

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Movie Review and Call to Action

My husband and I enjoy going to see movies on the ‘big screen’ and consider a darkened theater the perfect spot for a date night. After an especially long week, we may look forward to a romantic comedy to provide

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