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Saving Yourself From a “Burned-out” Christmas (Busted Halo.com)

Saving Yourself From a “Burned-out” Christmas (Busted Halo.com)

I’ve heard thousands of sermons and attended a handful of Advent services. As I consider these messages, from the magical to the mundane, I can honestly say that very few provided the level of practical day-to-day advice one speaker imparted when he pulled a “plastic gun” from his pocket and introduced parishioners to the wonders of the Lightkeeper Pro, a product with the bold claim of being the “complete tool” for fixing light sets and pre-lit trees. Not only does...

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“Is it well?” Why we should stop trying to explain tragedy.

“Is it well?” Why we should stop trying to explain tragedy.

Frederick Buechner wrote, “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” And at times it seems that the “terrible” looms a bit larger than the beautiful. The news of late has been as perilous and unpredictable as the rise and crash of ocean waves in a hurricane. Each report seems to be followed by a slow pull back up to the crest of another breaking wave; if you listened closely as you read this sentence, you might even have heard...

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Out of the High Deserts: An Interview with Critically Acclaimed Songwriter, Bill Mallonee

Out of the High Deserts: An Interview with Critically Acclaimed Songwriter, Bill Mallonee

“Winnowing is more like a trip to the confessional…transparent & vulnerable without being sentimental. These songs have elements that are more like prayers & pleas for faith. They’re questionings and wrangling in the dark about the journey.” – Bill Mallonee Twenty years ago at a music festival in Southern Illinois I was drawn by the noise of an Athens alternative band and their manic, road-worn looking front man who bounced around the stage with desperate...

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