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November 23, 2008 by


I’ve got a new theory on being offended. Maybe it’s really not so much about being upset as it is about finding an excuse to not have to put effort into a relationship. Being a friend, or even a church acquaintance, takes a certain amount of time commitment to maintain the relationship. Sometimes we find […]


November 22, 2008 by


As I was putting tater tots into the oven for lunch today, I was suddenly reminded of how afraid I used to be of hot ovens.  In a way I still am.  I have been that way since a small child.  (Hansel and Gretel anyone?)  I was sooooo nervous to pull anything out of the […]


November 19, 2008 by


so i just took a midterm for a class that i’ve only attended once in the last month, and i think i did okay. i studied the readings last night and this morning for a couple of hours and felt more prepared for this test than any other test in that class.  i still haven’t […]

Guest Post: Congo Conflict – What You Can Do

November 17, 2008 by


*** Here is the second part of James’ look at the situation in the Congo, giving us ideas of how we can contribute. *** The natural response to my previous post is clearly, “So what now? What can I do?” I’ve been flooded with responses along these lines, ranging from cynicism to bafflement to genuine […]

Guest Post: Congo Conflict

November 13, 2008 by


*** James Olsen is a good friend of mine. His assessment of the current situation in the Congo helps focus us on what’s really going on in the world around us. – Dane *** It’s the season for political activism and there is simply no crisis demanding greater action, no crisis of a more immediate […]

Holy Technology, Sacred Innovation

November 12, 2008 by


As missionaries in Japan, we would visit a local Shinto shrine for the New Year’s celebration. One year, while enjoying the traditional beauty of the sacred site, my companion and I got to contrasting the atmosphere of the shrines with that of our own temples. Both are pleasant to the eye and to the heart. […]

A Dream

November 10, 2008 by


I know that some of you have an aversion to listening to people’s dreams (yeah Jade, I’m looking at you), so if that’s the case read no further. But, anyway, I had a really cool dream last night, so I’m going to post it. Basically, the King of Cambodia was very angry with David Spade, […]