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Don’t Let Worry Send You to the Sidelines

In a recent post on Leadership Journal’s PARSE blog, Joel Looper quoted some incisive words from German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “It always seems to me that we leave room for God only out of anxiety.” This quotation–and the entire article–captured my attention because I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about worry and […]

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Clinging to People and Possessions? No Wonder You’re Worried.

Although we rarely discuss them in the same sermon or Bible study, it’s no accident that right before Jesus’ admonition to “consider the lilies of the field” in Matthew 6, he told his followers, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth” (Matthew 6:19). When he said, “That is why I tell you not to worry […]

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Is God Missing from Your Future?

Last week my family saw Mockingjay, the latest movie in The Hunger Games series based on the young adult novels written by Suzanne Collins. On their surface these stories of a future world, where excess and oppression reigns, are about conflict, power, and struggle. But at their essence they’re stories about hope and human survival. […]

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