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There is a Tree

In his book Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller talks about a little-known short story by J. R. R. Tolkien that comes with a deep, spiritual truth. In the story, the main character longs to make a painting of a tree; it’s his life goal. He buys a huge canvas on which to paint the tree, and even though...

“Here I Am. Send me!”

The situation in Isaiah chapter 6 has long been a calling card of the world of missions and missionaries. The first eight verses of the chapter make a great backdrop for anyone who feels called to do mission work, and the church loves the idea of being the senders. We sing songs about it, we...

The Piñata and the Iceberg

I recently listened to a sermon entitled “The Piñata and the Iceberg,” and I heard a lot of good perspectives on the way we tend to live out our faith. Faith like a piñata is often what we attempt, but faith like an iceberg is what God offers for us. They’re not exactly opposites, but...

Living a Better Story

Last week I had the awesome experience of going to a conference in Chicago called Storyline. The people and the material there were outstanding, and I wanted to share with you a little of what I learned. The Storyline Conference is hosted by Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, and it’s about improving the...

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