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The Winds of Persecution

But our goal as Christians should be to stay detached from the frantic demand that everything be ramped up into a frantic crisis. I distinguish here a real crisis from a frantic crisis. These frantic crises are the handles on the hand basket in which we are all being carted off to the Bad Place.… Continue reading The Winds of Persecution

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Our Cultural Moment

I came across a wonderful post on Instagram today from a solid Christian lady who is out there walking her talk. I just love that in a person, don't you? This little post is an encouragement and a reminder that while we find ourselves in ridiculously ridiculous times, we who claim Christ have a joyful… Continue reading Our Cultural Moment

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Wide-Path Walkers

"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."Colossians 3:1-3 I'm pondering… Continue reading Wide-Path Walkers

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Shuddered Churches, Open Anarchy

Another weekend has passed, another Sunday, day one hundred and something since we were told to hunker down and stay out of church. Here in our neck of the woods, our church is still closed. Privately, we've gotten together with friends for some backyard worship, we've of course done things on our own in our… Continue reading Shuddered Churches, Open Anarchy

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Rebellious Songs

There's a reason the enemy doesn't want you to sing, and that's because it glorifies God and it changes you. What you sing is what you reflect on. Singing is meditation. Singing is worship. Songs get "stuck" inside of you. Songs move you in one direction or the other. Worship is warfare. A singing people… Continue reading Rebellious Songs

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The Urgency of Opening

And the church just slips through the cracks again. Every week, I wait eagerly for the email from our pastor telling us that doors are finally going to open - its almost July after all, if anyone is keeping track. Each week, we receive another message explaining why we still can't gather... it's either logistically… Continue reading The Urgency of Opening

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Where the Wild Feelings Are

"How are you feeling today?" It's the question I must ask my kids at least five times before they even leave the house. When someone bounces down the stairs with a smile, I assume they are feeling confident. If a door slams, someone is ticked off. We can go from happy to tears in a… Continue reading Where the Wild Feelings Are

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Offended! Men, Women, and Hating on the Truth

"In every moral question we are bound to be on Christ's side. In every religious question we are not on the side of predominant thought, nor on the side of fashionable views... but on the side of Christ." Charles Spurgeon As we all sit and consume our daily dose of media, opinions and outrage, I… Continue reading Offended! Men, Women, and Hating on the Truth

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Rotten, Woke Fruit

I'm reading a lot lately about fruit... good fruit vs. bad fruit and how to discern the difference. It's rather straightforward in our Bibles, or at least I thought it was. The book of Luke tells us that good trees bear good fruit, and bad trees bear bad fruit (6:43). So how in the world… Continue reading Rotten, Woke Fruit

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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