Jesus is Right

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This is what I mean when I say “Jesus is right”: Which is a greater risk: 1. telling my kids that idealism is awesome while living pragmatism and consumerism or 2. risking loss while trying to embody everything that makes life valuable? Like the man who found a treasure in a field,  my wife Karla and I did not go into difficult situations in the US and overseas reluctantly. We saw the value of the treasure, we liquidated our assets, partnered with friends eager to join in the sacrifice through their support, and we went …

Heroic Living (Jesus Style)

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Dig Down to Build Up Early in the morning I will be in a comfortable room with affluent men giving a talk on Christian heroism. I have a vision of the idea of “Heroic Living” I want to build for them. Before I can start building that vision I need to dig a foundational base. How do I represent the Prince of Peace at a men’s group called “Warrior’s Heart”? Their tagline gets me started. But what does this mean? How do Christian men get unleashed? What is Kingdom impact? The Kingdom’s Impact is Ultimately Shalom God’s good creation …

Punk-Eek Poulsbo and Milwee

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I lived in Poulsbo, Washington.  It was a very special hiding place for a short while.  Leaving the Marine Corps, reconnecting with childhood summers in Washington and trying to sort out the questions, much less the answers, of life. Washington’s soft rain and rich beauty keep life possible in what otherwise would be a depression mill of dark and damp.  It is where I moved from existential cynicism, to a brief effort at New Age fancifulism, to Christian paradoxism. It is where I had a punctuated equilibrium experience. Punk-Eek! Eldredge …