192: 100 Ways


I recall an exercise that I found unexpectedly challenging: making 100 clear and simple statements about myself that were true and affirming, in the sense of not being negative. I've been sharing parts of this throughout Inappropriate Conversations and Walk The Earth podcasts. This time, I revist that list. 

Different Drummer: John Pavlovitz



Whether following Jesus collectively is still possible when up to 80% of evangelical Christians no longer think "character is all that matters" in leadership decisions?


When you understand the persecution a group thinks they will suffer, whether based on rational conclusions or not, it provides great insight into what they would do if given ultimate and absolute power. We are wise to be wary. The people who predicted Obama would "round up" both Christians and guns might just pose a similar dire threat to their perceived political enemies. We haven't done a sufficient job of denouncing false prophecies in recent years, and now we must deal with the political consequences.
I apologize, President Obama, on behalf of all Christians for the false and hateful things said about you during the past 8 years from the pulpit and over the airwaves by self-proclaimed Christians. They were as wrong as their predictions have turned out to be.

Different Drummer: Bette Midler


Whether Jesus accomplished a micro-personal goal or macro-theological purpose through his crucifixion?



Perhaps we have reached a point where the most important decisions I'll make in this lifetime can no longer be discussed with family members. They don't want to hear it. My challenges are confusing, even aggravating. Would it be best if I just, I don't know, talked less and smiled more?

Different Drummer: Alexander Hamilton


Whether both sons are "lost" in the Parable of The Prodigal Son?


Gameplan for upcoming Inappropriate Conversations

  1. False assumptions and false foundations that undermine some family members' political vision
  2. A look back at apocalyptic predictions from the moment of Obama's election in 2008 and since 

Walk The Earth will address new questions, too

    *  Whether both sons are "lost" in the parable of The Prodigal Son, and beginning to look at whether Evangelical Christians actually care what Jesus would have them do regarding the hot-button issues of our time

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