Monthly Archives: January 2016

20. Giver Prayer: The Heart in Community


Ecosystems. In the abstract, it seems like such a simple, obvious idea.  Each living thing contributes to the whole. In the marketplace – and the courts – there are violent battles about the need to protect one facet of an ecosystem for … Continue reading

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Building On-Ramps


Sex without foreplay is possible but is certainly considerably “less” than the real deal.  In the same way, our encounters with God can have an on-ramp or not. God’s encounter with Saul of Tarsus was quite lacking in preliminaries.  Saul probably … Continue reading

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19. Giver Prayer: Receiving the Heart


Four of the high profile Givers in Scripture are not too elegant.  Cain and Judas fought God’s agenda.  Job and Joseph of Arimathea had a pretty big dose of the religious spirit, doing a lot of things right for questionable … Continue reading

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18. Giver Prayer: Aligning the Heart


The Ten Commandments have implications for all of humanity, but they were given first and foremost to the Giver nation of Israel. In the context of world history, they are utterly radical.  Abraham came out of Mesopotamia that was defined … Continue reading

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