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Come Home

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Come Home · Faith and the City

Our God, our Help in ages past, Our Hope for years to come, Be Thou our Guard while troubles last And our eternal Home! — Isaac Watts Dear Friends in Christ, Where is home? Is “home” where you were born? Or is “home” is where you pick up your mail? Is it where your parents live? […]

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Sacred Backstory

September 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Sacred Backstory · Faith and the City

An actor prepping for a new role opens her script to search for backstory. A solid backstory brings a character to life. It chronicles triumphs and struggles. It focuses on moments when a person’s virtues and flaws come into focus. You don’t know someone until you know his or her backstory. Not really. So, what […]

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Where’s Home?

September 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on Where’s Home? · Faith and the City

“Where is home?” Is “home” where you were born? Is it where your parents live? Is it where you know the rules and crave the local barbeque? Or is “home” is where your favorite chair sits? Is it where you pick up your mail? Pay the rent? Perhaps “home” is a work in progress—a dream […]

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Shelter From The Stormy Blast

September 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

It’s good to be home.  My summer travels have taken me to North Carolina for a preaching gig, to Minnesota for study and family time, and to Atlanta for the funeral of a dear friend. After all the miles, it feels downright comforting to be buffeted by the rhythms of Manhattan. It’s good to be […]

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