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Four Narratives for Online Spiritual Community

Several months ago, I received a copy of several articles that explore the intersection of religion and the internet. I want to record some of my notes on the articles and at the same time share them with you. “Considering spiritual dimensions within computer-mediated communication studies” is another article by Heidi Campbell that was published […]


Difficult Conversations

Most if not all difficult conversations have similar patterns from which lessons can be learned to better engage in them. This is the basic assertion of the authors of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. From their website: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most was developed over ten years of work […]


Happy Fourth of July

I really enjoy the 4th of July and love the United States. However, I am very clear that my first allegiance is to God and that my primary identity is as a child of God, disciple of Jesus Christ, and enlivened by the Holy Spirit. Let’s celebrate.