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Jesus’s Grandmas: The Most Hopeful Untold Christmas Story

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Dear friends,

I’m excited to share my new Christmas essay with you. Before that, three quick announcements:

  • My book launch party is on Sunday at Wheaton College at 2:30pm CST. If you’re in the area, please RSVP and join us!
  • The event will also be streamed live on my Facebook page. (For friends in Ethiopia, that will be 11:30pm.)
  • Flourishing on the Edge of Faith is now officially available at BitterSweet and Amazon. The audiobook will be released soon!

I hope to see you Sunday! Now back to Christmas…

I’m a shameless lover of Christmas. I love the music, the movies, the trees, lights, and cookies. But I confess that remembering the birth of Jesus feels extra special to me this year.

In its unchanging simplicity and infinite mystery, this is what Christmas is all about: God wants relationship with us.

In fact, God so deeply desires relationship with us that God became one of us. Jesus’s biographer Matthew captures the meaning of this holy birth in a single word: Jesus is “Emmanuel” or “God-with-us” (Matthew 1:23)... Read More

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This book is a passionate meditation on the profound significance of Jesus’s prayer. With years of study, teaching, and peacemaking around the world, Dr. Andrew DeCort uncovers Jesus’s radical vision for human flourishing in the face of suffering and violence.

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Tears and Laughter: Flourishing on the Edge of Faith Is Born!

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Dear friends,

When was the last time you cried?

I spent the weekend at Laity Lodge for the Breaking Ground retreat and got to share breakfast with a beautiful man named Alfonso. Alfonso has a kind face and warm presence punctuated with laughter. He leads a palliative care center called Silverstone to help people at the end of life die with dignity and hope. As we started talking, Alfonso asked me this unexpected question: “Andrew, when was the last time you cried?”

His question took me by surprise but touched my soul. When I was teaching at Wheaton College, I used to ask my philosophy students this question on the first day of class. (Their responses were voluntary, privately written, and kept confidential.) One of my student’s answers moved me so deeply that I invited him to meet for a meal in the cafeteria to talk about his life. This began one of Lily’s and my most cherished friendships, which continues to this day... Read More

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My deepest passion is encouraging others in love. As you stop and think with me, I hope you feel more at home in your humanity, less lonely in what you believe, and fresh courage to love others beyond boundaries. Thanks for reading!

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Flourishing on the Edge of Faith

This book is a passionate meditation on the profound significance of Jesus’s prayer. With years of study, teaching, and peacemaking around the world, Dr. Andrew DeCort uncovers Jesus’s radical vision for human flourishing in the face of suffering and violence.

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Book Launch Party: You’re Invited!

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Dear friends,

My beloved wife Lily is generously hosting a launch party for my new book Flourishing on the Edge of Faith.

The party is at Wheaton College on Sunday December 4th at 2:30pm, and it’s my pleasure to extend Lily’s invitation to you below. As Lily says in her letter, I realize that many of you are distant from the Chicago area. But I wanted to make sure that all of you feel warmly invited to celebrate with us. I’ll let you know if streaming the event online becomes possible.

This will be the first gathering where the book will be available for purchase, and it would be a special privilege to sign your copy and express my gratitude for you going on this journey with me toward a fiercer flourishing.

If you are able to join us, kindly RSVP here at your earliest convenience. I’ll turn it over to Lily now and hope to see you at the party!.. Read More

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My deepest passion is encouraging others in love. As you stop and think with me, I hope you feel more at home in your humanity, less lonely in what you believe, and fresh courage to love others beyond boundaries. Thanks for reading!

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Flourishing on the Edge of Faith

This book is a passionate meditation on the profound significance of Jesus’s prayer. With years of study, teaching, and peacemaking around the world, Dr. Andrew DeCort uncovers Jesus’s radical vision for human flourishing in the face of suffering and violence.

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Sneak Peak: Download the Preface to Flourishing on the Edge of Faith

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Dear friends,

Flourishing on the Edge of Faith

I’m delighted to share happy news: Flourishing on the Edge of Faith is at the printing press and should be available for purchase before Thanksgiving later this month. I hope this book is a meaningful companion for you and a beautiful gift for friends during the Christmas season. To receive release updates, kindly signup here.

Today I’m excited to share Flourishing‘s Preface with you. It’s only four pages long, but it articulates why this book matters to me and who was in my heart as I wrote it. My deepest desire for Flourishing is not so much to “influence” the reader but to make the reader feel at home and invited into a deeper flourishing through a fresh immersion in Jesus’s practice of prayer. Download the Preface here and let me know what you think.

Lastly, Lily is brainstorming a book launch party for friends in Chicagoland. If you’re in the area or feel inspired to make a special visit, please stay tuned for details... Read More

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My deepest passion is encouraging others in love. As you stop and think with me, I hope you feel more at home in your humanity, less lonely in what you believe, and fresh courage to love others beyond boundaries. Thanks for reading!

Now Available for Purchase

Flourishing on the Edge of Faith

This book is a passionate meditation on the profound significance of Jesus’s prayer. With years of study, teaching, and peacemaking around the world, Dr. Andrew DeCort uncovers Jesus’s radical vision for human flourishing in the face of suffering and violence.

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Interview With a Heroic Surgeon Amidst Ethiopia’s Civil War

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Dear friends,

This Friday – November 4 – will mark two years since Ethiopia’s civil war erupted. Ukraine has rightly captured the world’s attention. But the world’s deadliest war continues to rage in Ethiopia and has been largely overlooked by the world.

To mark the second anniversary of Ethiopia’s civil war, I want to invite you to do three things below: (1) watch a short video with an inspiring call for peace, (2) pray for peace in Ethiopia, and (3) read an interview that I did with a heroic Ethiopian surgeon in the heart of the war. This should only take you fifteen minutes.

But first a brief update on the conflict:

Last week, the main parties in Ethiopia’s civil war – the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray regional government – met for the first time to start formal peace talks in South Africa. This was an encouraging step in the right direction.

Sadly, however, the primary representative from the Ethiopian government never showed up, and the fighting in Tigray continued throughout the talks. .. Read More

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My deepest passion is encouraging others in love. As you stop and think with me, I hope you feel more at home in your humanity, less lonely in what you believe, and fresh courage to love others beyond boundaries. Thanks for reading!

Now Available for Purchase

Flourishing on the Edge of Faith

This book is a passionate meditation on the profound significance of Jesus’s prayer. With years of study, teaching, and peacemaking around the world, Dr. Andrew DeCort uncovers Jesus’s radical vision for human flourishing in the face of suffering and violence.

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