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Democracy Virtual Concert – Norman Philharmonic

Wow! Wonderful! Thank you, Dr. Z., and the Norman Philharmonic!

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The Painted Soul

From my teenage years to the present, I have lived in the soul-shaping presence of the art and music of Michael Barfield, a.k.a. “the painted soul.” Michael’s creative expressions have given voice to my own journey. Wherever I have lived, … Continue reading

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When I first met Bonhoeffer

Greg Williams recently interviewed me on the topic of GCI’s new initiative to establish Ministry Training Centers on every inhabited continent. Here’s an excerpt from that interview where he asked me about my own spiritual formation, and I recalled the … Continue reading

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“When I have money, I buy food and books. When I do not, I buy books.” – Erasmus

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Minds alive on shelves

“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice, as inaudible as the streams of sound conveyed by electric waves beyond the range of our hearing; … Continue reading

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Francis Collins’ Templeton Prize ceremony

The Sept 24, 2020, Templeton Prize award ceremony for Francis Collins is moving in many ways, on multiple levels, with respect to every segment, speaker, and participant. The ceremony culminates in Collins’ eloquent acceptance speech, which shines with wisdom and … Continue reading

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Microscopic wonders

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New C. S. Lewis recordings – Ransom Trilogy

What a delight to hear on my drive to work this morning that the Wade Center is releasing newly digitized recordings of C. S. Lewis. They capture Lewis reading excerpts from the Ransom Trilogy. The Wade Center Podcast, hosted by … Continue reading

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How will the pandemic change us?

Francis Collins’ personal perspective is both wise and moving: Pray for those at NIH and in similar research capacities around the world.

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Wisdom for survivors

The DNC concluded last night. A boy with a stutter named Brayden showed what courage and inspiration look like (update). And Joe Biden gave the best speech he’s ever given since this one, which holds warmth and wisdom for any … Continue reading

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