Pardon My Dust — Changing Theme on Website

I apologize for the mess on the site right now. I am making some radical revisions to this place! These changes will allow me to communicate more clearly with you than ever. I won’t announce a “finished” time, you’ll just notice the site changing a lot over the next few months, with stuff being added, changed, subtracted, cleaned up, etc.

It will be messy sometimes, but I hope it won’t often be annoying! I am sorry for the inconvenience, and so appreciate your patience.

“Home”
by David Flowers

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Sermon Podcast
May 18, 2014

In part 5 of the series Coming Attractions: A Look at the Amazing Things in Your Future, Dave talks about Home (John 14:1-7).

If somebody claims that you have to take the Bible literally, word for word, or not at all, ask him if you have to take John the Baptist literally when he calls Jesus the Lamb of God.

If somebody claims that no rational person can take a book seriously which assumes that the world was created in six days and man in an afternoon, ask him if he can take Shakespeare seriously whose scientific knowledge would have sent a third-grader into peals of laughter…

Finally this. If you look at a window, you see fly-specks, dust, the crack where Junior’s Frisbee hit it. If you look through a window, you see the world beyond.

Something like this is the difference between those who see the Bible as a Holy Bore and those who see it as the Word of God which speaks out of the depths of an almost unimaginable past into the depths of ourselves.

Frederick Buechner
Originally published in Wishful Thinking

What You Can’t Afford Not to Know About Your Marriage

communication - what you can't afford not to know

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DISCLAIMER: This post contains a lot of generalizations, named such because they are generally true. They may not be true about you or your relationship.

One of the things I love about blogging is that I get to give away my secrets. In this post I’m going to teach you something so important that you simply cannot afford to not know it. As soon as I tell you this, you need to begin considering this stuff and building on this information that might be brand new. If you do, you will see communication in your marriage begin to improve almost immediately. It’s that important.

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The Reality That Is Making Me More Liberal (theologically)

Crowd of People -- working with people

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People who don’t work with people day in and day out, in the trenches of their lives, can afford to philosophize about people, to make up abstractions, and talk about the rightness/wrongness of people in philosophical terms, holding people up to their abstractions and deciding who fits and who is lacking and how so.

But in all my years working with people, for example, I’ve never seen “homosexuality.” Never once.

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