Monthly Archives: March 2009

Transcendence and Immanence

One morning while in Lake Powell, we began kayaking out of a particular canyon. Our launching point was in shin deep muck that reeked of bloody hell and was absolutely freezing as you stood in the water. Nevertheless, it was … Continue reading

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This is returning to some of my reflections from my Lake Powell expedition. One thing that happens when you are surrounded by natural beauty like that found at Lake Powell is a sense of smallness. Utter smallness. Maybe an appropriate … Continue reading

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Thinking for Ourselves

For those of you who know me even a little, you probably know of my deep enjoyment of reading. I read all the time . . . or at least try to. I love learning and what better way to … Continue reading

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Living Simply

It was two or three days into the trip when one of my friends said something quite straight-forward, and yet very profound. We were sitting around the campfire and he mentioned that he thought many problems that we face would … Continue reading

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Lake Powell Reflections

I returned a few days ago from a week-long kayaking expedition at Lake Powell in northern Arizona/southern Utah. Six other guys and myself embarked on a 7 day/6 night trip in which we kayaked around 8-10 miles a day on … Continue reading

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The Justice Creed

Brian McLaren put together this piece entitled, The Justice Creed. We believe that the living God is just And that the true and living God loves justice. God delights in just laws and rejoices in just people. God sides with … Continue reading

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Short-term Missions and the Economic Recession

Today is the last day of class before spring break. Over the break, my school will send over 200 students, faculty, and staff around the world on short-term mission trips. I have participated in these trips the last two years … Continue reading

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