Category Archives: Courage

A Different Kind of Radical

Mass shootings have topped the news 11 times in the past few weeks, racking up a stunning list of casualties. Cops, gays, African-Americans and people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. So many, … Continue reading

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“Are We Safe Yet?”

I sat down near the play area in a local mall a couple of days ago, waiting for a friend, and watched as two young boys fooled around on the jungle gym. Their grandmother kept a semi-watchful eye nearby, engrossed … Continue reading

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Jesus and Cereal

It had been an extremely difficult hour of discussion about fear, how we each felt about it, experiences we’ve had with fear, how we’ve coped and what God has to say about it. The voluntary participants were female residents of … Continue reading

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Our Own Version of “Boston Strong”

In the wake of the marathon bombings, Bostonians rose up to declare to the world they would not be cowered by terrorists–homegrown or otherwise. Blue and gold t-shirts emblazoned with “Boston Strong” sold out almost immediately. Other companies leaped in … Continue reading

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The Surprising Path to Courage

We met at a local Thai restaurant to talk about a possible consulting project for his newly-launched non-profit. I knew he was a passionate Christ-follower and a larger-than-life entrepreneur who soldĀ his successful I.T. business for $25 million dollars and launched … Continue reading

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