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‘if you want to know what i think, then watch how i live.’
— john m. perkins

‘peacefulness and productivity never come from a defensive state.’
— andrew marin


mjkimpan  —  February 18, 2013 — 2 Comments

this week i had ample time on flights across the country to read a number of books that were recommended to me by friends.

here are a few i’ve read in recent days :: Continue Reading…

‘Jesus says again and again, this kingdom advances neither with violence nor bloodshed, with neither hatred nor revenge. This kingdom advances slowly, quietly, under the surface – like yeast in dough, like a seed in soil. It advances with faith :: when people believe it is true, it becomes true. It advances with reconciling, forgiving love :: when people love strangers and enemies, the kingdom gains ground.’

— the secret message of jesus, brian d. mclaren

gaining ground.


mjkimpan  —  September 18, 2012 — 25 Comments

how far are you willing to go to follow the teachings of your church || your pastor || your faith tradition || your friends || the religious crowd jesus?


mjkimpan  —  June 12, 2012 — 10 Comments

free speech?  i think not.

according to the guardian, the town of middleborough, massachusetts  passed a proposal last night that imposes a $20 fine on public profanity.

that’s one expensive swear jar. (*&@#>. 

(i was tempted to actually cuss, but i don’t have the $20 on me).
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(better) vision.

mjkimpan  —  May 18, 2012 — 10 Comments

this time, he’s wearing them.


mjkimpan  —  May 18, 2012 — 8 Comments

this little guy helped me pick out my new glasses yesterday. i’ll pick them up next week. lord, give me eyes to see…

it’s biblical.

hoping so, anyway.  in fact, i’m counting on it.  stay tuned and i’ll keep you posted.  good things to come.

one question.

mjkimpan  —  February 26, 2012 — 11 Comments

we’ve all got questions we’d like to have answered about our faith.

if you could have the answer to just one question — one question only — what would you ask?