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July 25, 2012

An Introduction to Bedford Ideas

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July 26, 2012

The Ingredients of Hope

Cornelius Plantinga, in his book Engaging God’s World quotes Lewis Smedes concerning the anatomy of hope. Plantinga writes, “According to Smedes…genuine hope always combines imagination, faith, […]
July 26, 2012

Stories That Shape Us

We talk in story form, have you noticed that? When’s the last time you broke out in to song when someone asked you how your day […]
August 4, 2012

Interruptions and Happy Endings

  A colleague once told me that we are constantly seeking resolution for our own stories. I believe her. She also told me that we are […]
August 8, 2012

Stories with Shelf Life

Some stories have a longer shelf life than others. I don’t mean that some books collect dust, while others are read, though that’s a related topic, […]
August 8, 2012

Fight for Your Neighbor

In our culture, I hear much lament for lack of love for neighbor and I hear criticisms of neighbors, and in this election year I hear […]
August 19, 2012

The Art of Weeping

  For whatever reason, I have found myself crying a lot lately. Sometimes, this is due to sadness, at other times, I am exhausted and emotion […]
August 22, 2012

I Almost Didn’t Make it Home

This afternoon, while driving southbound on Interstate 29 between Omaha and Kansas City, my front right tire shredded like a piece of paper being run through […]
August 29, 2012

A Wishful Convention

  This week is the Republican National Convention, taking place in Tampa and on its heels comes the Democratic National Convention. My concern isn’t simply the […]