Tag Archives: Things That Make for Peace Series

The Things that Make for Peace: De-Triangulation

I heard a story this week about a school principal that made me smile. If I had kids, I might want to send them to his school just based on this one anecdote. As the new school year began, the principal let parents know from the outset: “If you have a conflict with someone from school this year, and if you come and talk to me (the principal) about it, I’m going to ask you one question: ‘What did that person say when you talked to them about this?’ If you haven’t talked to them yet, then I’m not going to talk to you until you do so.”

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The Things that Make for Peace: Making Friends with Your Emotions

I’m using my blog posts this year to explore a question that emerged from my encounter with Luke 19:42 last year: What are the things that make for peace? You can find the rest of the series here. — “What do you do with your anger?” a friend asked me several years ago. I understood his curiosity. By all appearances, I’m a pretty…

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The Things that Make for Peace: Saying “I’m Sorry”

I’m using my blog posts this year to explore a question that emerged from my encounter with Luke 19:42 last year: What are the things that make for peace? You can find the rest of the series here. — When I was growing up, my parents made a big deal about saying “I’m sorry” whenever they were brokering peace between one of my…

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The Things that Make for Peace: Getting Off Facebook

I’m using my blog posts this year to explore a question that emerged from my encounter with Luke 19:42 last year: What are the thingsthat make for peace? You can find the rest of the series here. — This year on Ash Wednesday, I walked down the hall to my wife’s office (we’re both on the ministry…

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The Things that Make for Peace: Confession of Sin

I’m using my blog posts this year to explore a question that emerged from my encounter with Luke 19:42 last year: What are the things that make for peace? You can find the rest of the series here. — As my prayer life continues to develop, I find myself listening a lot more than talking. I don’t…

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The Things that Make for Peace

Last year, our church walked through the Gospel of Luke together. 2016 turned out to be an interesting year to hear the message of our most socially “woke” Gospel. When the U.S. election cycle was in full swing, we were all drowning in endless reports of political scandals, the corruption of power, illegal immigrants, building…

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