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Church, Give Back Tax Exemption: Missing the Point

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Over the weekend the Oregonian published an article in which I suggest that the American Christian Church should consider giving back her tax exemption to heal one of society’s great wounds, like child hunger or health care. As of this morning, oregonlive.com has received over 500 comments on the article and over 1800 shares on […]

The Cathartic Cathedral

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If you have been around me very long, you have probably heard about my affection for the NPR show, RadioLab.  It contains masterful storytelling. Another thing you need to know about me… we lost our young nephew to cancer three years ago.  It seems that Ransom is never far from our minds.  We miss him. […]

Video: Sacred Friendship is Like Enjoying a Sunset

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There is no “my team” and “the other team.”  Sacred friendship means we meet one another on level ground…  we stand shoulder to shoulder, without hierarchies. It is very much like enjoying a sunset. Please watch this 25 minute talk on non-hierarchical sacred friendship from last week for my friends at Azusa Pacific University. Click […]

No Back Spaces: Drew Marshall Show Audio

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One of my new themes in life is “No Back Spaces.”  It is a movement within my public life, to say what I think, the way I think it, with less regard for the political ramifications.  It is a change of orientation to not say things in a way that will speak to the “largest […]

The World’s Largest Ecological Restoration Project

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That’s right… The World’s Largest Ecological Restoration Project is in motion.  Our prayer is for one of the great rivers of North America (the Klamath) to be restored to its unencumbered, fish-filled, self-regulating beauty. If you have not taken the time to watch “A River Between Us,” it is now available on Netflix.  Click here […]

New Video: “Out of the Mouths of Babes”

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Well, when we (me and a whole host of insanely talented friends) launched the “Generous Life Project” (funded by PushPay) last year, (also known as #GiveLikeGodGives), we knew that we wanted some serious responses to generosity and some humorous one. This video is the latter… but it always shocking to me how humor often carries an even more […]