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Enter Your Rest

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher… Continue reading Enter Your Rest

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Kissing Jesus Goodbye

So a little update post on my last entry regarding the shake-up around author and former pastor Joshua Harris' retreat away from the teachings that skyrocketed him to fame in Christian evangelical circles. To recap, he wrote a catchy book calling for a more serious approach to Christian dating, one that would ease the pain… Continue reading Kissing Jesus Goodbye

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Wrestling

🌟Did you know that you are not obligated (by kindness or Christian charity or compassion) to “wrestle” with passages of Scripture just because you know people who don’t want to obey them? Or even because you don’t want to obey them?! It’s true! Seeking to understand God’s Word is a good thing! Seeking to get… Continue reading Wrestling

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Deconstructing Faith

Yesterday on Twitter, I noticed an author I read a lot of "liked" and commented on a tweet that said the following: "I'm baffled by folks who claim that scripture is "clear", "plain" or "black and white." I mean - are we reading the same book? the Bible is a hot-complicated-gray-muddy-mess with one of the… Continue reading Deconstructing Faith

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On Colleges and Keeping Up

Hustle is an idol if it leads you to cut ethical corners in order to stand out in a competitive world. Katelyn Beaty I for one am completely fascinated by this past weeks crazy college recruiting scandal. The well-oiled machine that is our national media never misses a beat. I've been trying to understand why it… Continue reading On Colleges and Keeping Up

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Children of (Dis)obedience

"Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." Genesis 11:4 I read the story of the Tower of Babel and I can't help but wonder "who amongst these… Continue reading Children of (Dis)obedience

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Equipped

"We still talk of all our struggles in the present tense. We exchange brokenness like it was good news, and comfort each other with still more brokenness. We want to declare each other “enough.” We have treated Christian identity like it was the great afghan of coziness underneath which all of humanity ought to be… Continue reading Equipped

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With Praise and a Sword

"Our false self demands a formula before it engages; our false self wants a guarantee of success; and mister, your aren't going to get one. So there comes a time in a man's life when he's got to break away from all that and head off into the unknown with God. This is a vital… Continue reading With Praise and a Sword

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My Life is CAVU

Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited. "CAVU was the kind of weather we Navy pilots wanted when we were to fly off our carrier in the Pacific," he said. "We had little navigational instrumentation, so we wanted to CAVU, ceiling and visibility unlimited, and because of the five of you whose hugs I can still feel, whose… Continue reading My Life is CAVU

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Just Go Fishing

"The world seems to have a real genius for being wrong, even the educated world. I can see how a right man might live in a wrong world and not be affected by it except that the world will not let him alone. It wants to educate him. Society, being fluid, usually moves like the… Continue reading Just Go Fishing