Category Archives: Health

Fitness for Ministry

Today I begin resumeĀ a new journey, a journey of fitness for ministry. You see, I’m not fit for ministry. For the ministry of National Guard Chaplaincy, that is. On and off for the past several years I’ve been discerning service … Continue reading

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The Provision of Health Insurance by Religious Employers

I'm a big advocate of the separation of church and state. Knowing this, the other day someone asked me how I felt about the controvery surrounding health care, contraception, and religious employers. Here's my line of thought: The government has … Continue reading

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this post is about running … and life

I’ve learned that I have room in my life for one additional, intense activity beyond my family and my work.
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Faith, Flesh, and Blood

The pinnacle of human nature is not in celebrating the fleshly nature, but neither is it in denying it for some supposedly disembodied spiritual realm. The two are utterly connected and cannot be divorced.
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Having Serious Doubts About 26.2

"Just go home," I told myself , about one mile into yesterday afternoon's sixteen mile run.  "Turn around.  You can get your long run in later in the week."  I was weary after a lock-in with nine youth from church … Continue reading

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Why I Love to Run

I love running, in part because my belt buckle is joining forces with new belt holes to keep my oversized pants up, and the number of chins on my face is reducing.
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Running on the Dreadmill

I have really enjoyed my return to running.  In the past two months I have run in the Army Ten Miler and in the Richmond Half Marathon.  I'm no speed demon, but I run and I finish, and with that … Continue reading

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