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Come on Over!

The new site went live today. Come on over and check it out StoneWritten. If you are subscribed to this blog and would like to continue to receive email notifications … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 8 Comments

Prepared to Worship

I have gone to a lot of church services in my lifetime. And if I had to try to guess which passage from Scripture I had heard more than any … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 21 Comments

Spoken Word

I took the red pill yesterday, and God showed me how deep in my heart the rabbit-hole goes. It started with what seemed like a pretty simple question, Am I … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 18 Comments

Legacy

Everyone wants to leave a legacy. Everyone wants to be remembered for something, and to leave something in the hands of those who come after them. Teddy Roosevelt used the … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 17 Comments

Lower

I want to say this up front. I am challenged by what follows. In fact, I don’t really like today’s post. As I contemplate it I have a lot of … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 27 Comments

Tiny Warrior

Eloise Stone with her husband and five children.   Today I bury my Grandma, Edna Eloise Stone. She would have soon turned 97. She lived a long and fruitful life, … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 27 Comments

Three Women

When I was writing yesterday’s post on coming undone I could not help but think of the other similar stories in the New Testament of women anointing Jesus. All four Gospels give … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

Undone

Have you ever heard the phrase come undone? We use it to refer to situations where everything suddenly seems to fall apart. We use it to describe a person’s loss … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 50 Comments

Unknown

There are times when we feel like we have to know. Times when not knowing seems as if it might drive us to the edge of sanity. Times when questions burn … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 44 Comments

Transition

I was reading a post on difficult transitions yesterday and it got me thinking about a lot of different difficult seasons in my life. Not all of my transitions have been … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 27 Comments

Cosmic Calling

In this 12-minute screencast I share a model for seeing and understanding all that takes place in the world, both seen and unseen, and how we all fit into the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Word

Painted by Akiane Kramarik at age 8. Learn more and view her gallery at akiane.com The Word in the word There are three passages in the Gospel of John that … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 34 Comments

God’s Friends

Over the course of my lifetime some much needed teaching on intimacy with God has been produced. One of the reasons so much has been written on the subject is … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 15 Comments

Crushed

There is a good bit of repetition in the gospels, stories that are told more than once. This is especially true in the Synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). There … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 15 Comments

N.T. Wright & Scot McKnight Interviews

I wanted to pass along a couple of interesting interviews of N.T. Wright and Scot McKnight from Frank Viola. You can learn more about Frank by clicking here. Enjoy! N.T. … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nearness

I have read many wonderful reflections during this first week of Lent. Unfortunately, I grew up in a faith tradition that largely ignored the Christian calendar, even Lent. The good … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 22 Comments

Evidence

I grew up in a Pentecostal tradition that places a fairly strong emphasis on the belief that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of being baptized in the Holy … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 16 Comments