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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke

This blog has developed an interesting personality.

For some reason, readers seem more comfortable sending reactions via email rather than commenting on the blog itself. I appreciate the feedback either way, and I’d like to respond to some recent messages. (more…)

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Like many folks, I’ve followed the recent commentary concerning President Obama’s remark that his bowling style “looks like the Special Olympics.”

I suppose my seat in a wheelchair increases my interest in the President’s comment and the controversy surrounding it. I think this incident offers an important opportunity to examine the nature of our public discourse. (more…)

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“If it bleeds, it leads.”

It’s a fundamental staple of journalism–bad news sells. Everyone says they want to hear more good news, but objective data tell a different story. Audiences gravitate to controversy, crime, and crashes. (more…)

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Here’s another insightful question from my recent interaction with high school kids: “Is it hard for you to speak in places where you can’t talk about your faith?” (more…)

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Why doesn’t God heal me? Why doesn’t He fix this relationship? Why doesn’t He stop the pain, the struggle, or the grief?

At the risk of sounding trite, I think He does. I’m absolutely convinced that God does heal and fix and comfort. But it’s frequently not the sort of healing we expect or the comfort for which we yearn. (more…)

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Last week I spoke with a group of high school students at a wonderful event called Abilities Day. One of the great questions they asked was, “How should we approach someone who appears to need help so we don’t offend them?” (more…)

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Occasionally I let myself get overwhelmed by the awesome responsibility of representing Christ in the world. Last week I talked about letting my actions speak for me, but I’m afraid that I’m not happy with the message communicated by my behaviors. (more…)

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