“I Am the Beloved, and So is Everyone Else.”

Last Saturday, after driving through the white-knuckle snowstorm in Southern Colorado, the blizzard cleared, the road opened up and then our rear right tire blew. Much better there than in the white-out when cars couldn’t see us, though there wasn’t much...

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We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. Period!

In a laboratory in Chicago, a palm-size device had its first period. Yes, that kind of period! A medical research experiment to better understand how medicines and toxins affect women differently from men created a small device with dividers that contains living...

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Speak the Truth in Love

The Highlands Church co-pastors, Jenny, Rachael and I are on a four day retreat this week. We put a high value on developing our relational well-being as leaders that is kind of like the routine airline instruction, “When traveling with a child, put on your...

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Holy Smoke?

I had the strangest dream last night. I was a fly on a wall at a church that envisioned itself being so trendy, cool and hip that they decided to change out the traditional bread and fruit of the vine for the Lord’s Supper. They had pulse groups to decide how to...

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A Little Relational Advice

I rarely offer marital or relational advice because I feel like I am much more a student than a teacher in these matters. But I am very happily married and there is something I’ve learned that comes up with some frequency among younger friends and members of our...

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“Did you not know what the Holy One can do with ashes?”

A policeman told a friend of mine his theory about why the people put in a holding cell who sleep well at night are almost always found guilty of the crime with which they’ve been charged. And conversely, why the most nervous people in jail are much more likely to be...

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We Can Trust God With Our Whole Being

I’m so glad we hit our little bump in the road about whether we are serious when we say in our ethos, “conservative and liberal here, we’ve all gotta give a little here.” I’m thankful for dear brothers and sisters all along the political...

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Why is Telling the Truth So Hard?

An editorial in the Denver Post this week commented on the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after it was revealed that he lied to the Vice President, the Chief of Staff and Whitehouse spokesman Sean Spicer about his previous contact with the...

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Going Forward

Here’s a penetrating insight into the obvious: We can’t go forward if we are unwilling to leave where we are! It’s as true in the spiritual, personal and relational world as it is in the physical world. The only way to get from destination A to B is to lean forward,...

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Could This Be One of Our Church’s Finest Hours?

The last several weeks have been so rich with important conversations across the spectrum of our church about what it means in our ethos when we say, “Conservative and liberal here, we’ve all got to give a littler here.” The political turmoil in our country is putting...

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Another Church, Welcoming the Gifts of Everyone

This past Sunday, Denver Community Church (DCC) leadership shared with their congregation that they are moving forward from this time on as a fully inclusive church, welcoming the gifts of everyone–EVERY ONE–to be used for God’s intended purposes, at all levels within...

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There is a Different Reality at Hand

Beloved Children of God – and that is who you are –inauguration proceedings are going on as I write Tiddbits this morning (two days late, I should add). I haven’t and I won’t always feel what I am feeling right this moment, but right now, despite my many concerns for...

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Your Shadows Shorten When You Stop Hiding 

This week’s article is by guest-contributor and Highlander, Paula Williams. It was my privilege to present a keynote address at the 2017 Gay Christian Network Conference. The response of the 1400 attendees was overwhelming. They expressed such appreciation. Your...

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God Loves You and I have a Wonderful Plan for your Life

Most of you probably won’t get why my title this week is funny. And that’s okay, I’m used to having to explain why so much of what I say is actually quite funny to people who aren’t laughing. It is a burden at times to be someone who cracks myself up only to realize...

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