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Waiting for Miracles? Consider Some Already Done

Rather than waiting for a sign of God’s existence, turn to the Bible, where his miracles are well-documented. HARKER — McClatchy-Tribune News Service Waiting for Miracles? Consider … [Read more...]

Great Justice Starts in the Hearts of a Few (Pastor’s Corner)

Thomas Merton was a 20th century writer and Catholic mystic. SUBMITTED PHOTO Great justice starts in hearts of the few BY DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com March 18, 2014 I’m … [Read more...]

The Greatest Martyr That Evangelicals Don’t Know: Oscar Romero

On March 24, 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero was celebrating the Mass at a hospital chapel in El Salvador when he was shot and killed. Audio recordings indicate that he was shot at the moment that he … [Read more...]

University of Indianapolis Student Lenten Devotional

I’m glad to offer a free devotional created by the students and for the students of McCleary Chapel Ministries at the University of Indianapolis. I hope that you too will enjoy taking the Lenten … [Read more...]

The Problem: You Just Aren’t Religious Enough

An increasing number of people, and especially the young adults that I work with each day, have come to identify with the malleable phrase “spiritual, but not religious.” There is good … [Read more...]

Making Mega-Corporations Ethical: Apple’s Journey To Fewer Slaves

Apple recently released their “Supplier Responsibility Report.” They haven’t always been known for being a transparent or particularly responsible corporation. But this report goes a … [Read more...]

teaching a mystery

I’m obsessed at the moment with how we’re passing down our faith. And dissatisfied. I’m not of the opinion that we should kick all of our traditions and beliefs and means of … [Read more...]

Why Isn’t Contentment Enough?

Few things in this world have taught me more about my relationship with God than being a father.  I adopted my wife’s daughter when she was seven, and then in 2011 we had our own little boy. … [Read more...]

How to Deal With a Soupy Half Pipe

Like many people, I watched the Winter Olympic coverage last night that recapped the day’s events.  And like most casual American Olympics fans, I wanted America’s rock star, Shaun White, … [Read more...]

Hoffman, Manning, and Us

As a writer, I try not to write for myself, but I try to offer something readers will not only want to read, but will also benefit from reading. Two news stories this week have hit me with such … [Read more...]

Griselda Was Raped At 13 Years Old & Her Story Is Not Unusual: #LocustEffect

Meet Griselda. She was raped at 13 years old. The only thing that makes her story unique is that she had the help of a lawyer and therefore she got justice. Maybe the most crippling aspect of a rape … [Read more...]

Facing Life’s Giants, Having Courage and Making a Way

When you’re facing life’s giants, remember who you can rely on for courage BY DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com First Published in Bluffton Packet: January 22, 2014 “Slay … [Read more...]

Know Your Own Story

If you read my last post you know that for 2014 (and beyond…obviously) Phao Student Ministries is placing a renewed focus on making disciples.  One of the things that we have realized is … [Read more...]

Focusing Students on Making Disciples

We’re most of the way through January and I’m just now getting my first post up here on the blog. I’m excited for 2014! For the first time since we were married I will soon, after a … [Read more...]

Evangelism Rant: Quit Acting Like Lost People are Stupid!

“Lost”.  It’s a funny word isn’t it? It’s one of those words that denotes lacking; the idea that the one who is lost is in need of direction, bearings, or a general sense … [Read more...]

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