Monthly Archives: January 2011

Learning To Think Upside Down

Just posted a summary of my talk today at the First Presbyterian Church in West Seneca, titled, “Learning To Think Upside Down.” Enjoy.

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Playing the Victim Card

When I opened the morning’s paper, the headline read, “Hassan Portrays Himself As Victim.”  My first response was, “When will they stop badgering us with this violent and horrible crime?  Why the constant images thrown across our early morning thoughts, … Continue reading

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Lighting Up Your Light Youtube chat…

I recorded a summary of my reflections at the 1st Presbyterian Church in West Seneca today on the topic, “Light Up Your Light.” You can watch and hear it at my youtube site. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ryHszY9FxM

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Learn to Light Up in Darkness!

The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light has dawned. From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has … Continue reading

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“Solitude” Publication Now Online

My dissertation, “Solitude As A Door To Disclosure And Empowerment” is now available to read on line.  Go to my web page, http://davepersonspirit.com, and you can find it in four parts.  Published in 1990, it has in many ways been … Continue reading

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A Christianity Built on Doing Rather Than Being

Recently I posted as a Facebook comment a quote from the American philosopher John Dewey.  I read this quote in Alvin Boyd Kuhn’s fantastic book, “The Shadow of the Third Century: A Reevaluation of Christianity.” (1949)  The quote went: “With … Continue reading

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The Treachery of Comparing

I often think of how much time I spend in comparing myself to others; “He or she can do things better than I,” or “I can do better than that.”  The world we see around us is a world of … Continue reading

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