6 results for tag: questions

September 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Listening to God – pg. 1 One Day at a Time? – pg. 2 Children and Religious Toxicity – pg. 5 In Memory of Larry Omasta – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Get Comfortable with the Questions – by Ed Dunn

Once a year, usually around a long weekend, we’d all pile into our old family station-wagon and head out from our home in western Pennsylvania for the woods of central Connecticut. We were off and traveling to see our Grammy and Grampy Reeves, grandparents on my mother’s side of the family. It was hard to contain the excitement of five eager children. Our visits were a cherished treat, and both the trip and the time together were treasures we truly looked forward to. Grammy and Grampy Reeves split most years living in two places; the school years in New York City and the summers in upstate Connecticut. As the lead chaplain at New York’s ...

On the Grill: An Inquisition of the Sincere – Brad Jersak

On the Grill: An Inquisition of the Sincere Questions. Interviews, investigations, inquisitions. Grilling. I’ve been on the grill a fair bit over the decades. Questions, so many questions. And I love questions. There is no greater favor you can do a vocational teacher than ask him or her a question. These include the happy experiences of Q & A sessions where I really knew my material. Others were designed to be positive, yet felt stressful because the stakes involved were high: job interviews, candidacy committees or the closing viva (oral exams) for my post-graduate degree. Some interviews were promotional, whether on TV, radio or umpteen ...

Between Religious Rocks and Life’s Hard Places – Greg Albrecht

  Don’t you just hate it when you are in church, and the preacher finally utters those sweet words of promise—“and in conclusion” —but your idea of a conclusion and his are like ships passing in the night? When you hear the words “and in conclusion,” you heave a sigh of relief and start dreaming about beating the lunch crowd at your favorite restaurant, but the preacher keeps going on and on and on.    Okay, I’ll make this brief (that’s another thing that preachers like me say that drives me crazy because when they do I know it will be anything but brief ).   In the “Introduction” to my ...

July 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Father I Never Knew – pg. 1 Get Comfortable With the Questions – pg. 2 How Free Do You Want to Be? – pg. 4 God's Not Through With Us Yet – pg. 5 Life's Lava Tubes – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

September 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Overlooked and Ignored – pg. 1 Question the Question – pg. 2 God is Love – pg. 5 To Seek and Save that Which is Lost – pg. 6 The Prodigals – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8