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An Unhurried Life

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“I’m tired of running this damn church.” If you’re a pastor who desperately wants to get the attention of your elders, try using a turn of phrase they aren’t expecting.  That’s what Eugene Peterson did about 10 years into his efforts to launch a new congregation in suburban Baltimore.  They had survived their first few difficult years.  Pastor and people had worked… Read more »

An Unhurried Life

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We’re not even two weeks into the new year and chronically busy Americans are already becoming anxious. Is there going to be enough time to accomplish what we so recently resolved to make happen in 2022?  One of the great human obsessions of the modern age is to make time jump through more hoops – to force time to be… Read more »

An Unhurried Life

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Throughout November we’re taking an in-depth look at Ruth, the little book that helped pave the way for God’s Messiah to come into the world. Fifty years ago a pair of sociologists conducted a famous experiment at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dan Batson and John Darley invited a group of students to prepare sermons on the parable of the Good Samaritan… Read more »

It’s Off to Work We Go

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Throughout July we’re taking an in-depth look at Proverbs, the Bible’s one-of-a-kind book about our never-ending need for wisdom. Within the past two weeks, billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have literally launched humanity’s latest round of exploration – the opportunity for ordinary people (at least the ones who happen to have a great deal of discretionary income) to experience… Read more »