Her life was forever changed the night the healing and soul-cleansing water from above came looking for her in a lonely laundromat on the wrong side of the tracks at midnight in the pouring rain.
Wise people have observed that we spend the first half of life living out the Parable of the Talents (Matt 25:14–30), investing our time, talent and treasures in hopes of yielding a satisfying return that benefits ourselves and the greater good. This is largely an outward project of the Ego, as we try to prove … Continue reading The Journey Home
Here's a retelling of a parable through the lenses of the Enneagram. Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in their False Self, thinking they were the better personality Type and regarded other Enneagram Types with contempt: "Two different personality types went up to the temple to pray, one a self-righteous Type One and … Continue reading A Parable Retold
When Sarah was a little girl, she loved to dance and twirl barefooted across the soft green grass of her childhood home and feel the soft blades in between her toes. One day she noticed a small solitary yellow dandelion growing up amidst all the green and thought, “How beautiful!”
And she danced and twirled away thinking no more of it. When she returned sometime later, the dandelion had multiplied and spread across the entire lawn until the soft, green grass was completely overrun by the invasive weed. She was sad.
When Sarah was much older, she discovered a small lump on her skin but thought, “It’s probably nothing.” And went on her way and thought no more of it.
When she visited the doctor some time later she discovered it was cancer and had now spread throughout her entire body and it was too late to stop the invasive…
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"What is this babbler trying to say?"(Acts 17:18) "In public he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them" (Mark 4:34). “Let your house be a gathering place for sages; And wallow in the dust of their feet; and drink in their words with … Continue reading Preaching or Teaching?
We gathered at the beach for our annual baptism service and potluck. Always a highlight to preach in the open air with the lapping waves and morning breeze coming off of Lake Minnetonka. I resisted making mention (this time!) that just a few hundred yards down the shoreline Bill Bright housed the Campus Crusade headquarters … Continue reading Imagine a World: Treasure Seekers (Matt 13:44-46)