Category Archives: Personal

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The Skeptical Believer

The Skeptical Believer: Telling Stories to Your Inner Atheist by Daniel Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars My name is Paul … and I am a Skeptical Believer. I’ve been savoring this book. Its short chapters and conversational style … Continue reading

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Trading A Car for A Bicycle

In the fall of 2009, I bought a bicycle that I could use instead of my car and started riding it to work. I live only a few miles from my work place and the bike route takes me through … Continue reading

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Thank You, Bill Pearce

Almost a year after the fact, I learned about the death, on 23 February 2010, of a good friend. I have never met Bill Pearce personally, but he helped me to get through some very difficult times in my life. … Continue reading

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To Hear and See Jesus

I read an essay with this title over at The Scriptorium Daily (one of my favorite blogs) several weeks ago and it stuck with me. I’ve reread it several times since and would like to pass it on to others. … Continue reading

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Can We Be Good Without God? (Will We Be Good With Him?)

I’ve had this one in the queue for too long. It’s time to just push it out there. Can we be good without God? I’ve recently had a very long discussion along these lines with a friend and former colleague … Continue reading

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“How did it go?”

I ended September and began October with a three day retreat at The Convent, the venue for a retreat and spiritual direction ministry called “Sustainable Faith” run by David and Jody Nixon. The building is a renovated convent on the … Continue reading

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The Sponge Was Full

I’ll bet some of you thought this blog was dead. I thought so too, but maybe it won’t be much longer. This summer has seemed like a pivotal time for me. After four years of seminary and one year in … Continue reading

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What’s New?

Sandy is a new member of our family, adopted by us about seven weeks ago. I wasn’t sure I was ready for another dog so soon after Sheila but Sandy needed a home and we had a big vacancy. She’s … Continue reading

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Sheila 1992 – 2008

Today is a very sad day in our household. We lost a special friend and family member. Our 15 year old Australian Terrier, Sheila (that is my son holding her in the picture), took her last trip to the vet … Continue reading

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Reflections on Surgery and Holy Week

In all of my life I have never had to have an internal surgical procedure. That changed in late February. I guess I was overdue. I discovered that I needed to get a couple of hernias patched. These days this … Continue reading

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