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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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Still Offended By Goodness

"And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense… Continue reading Still Offended By Goodness

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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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Narcissistic Meanies

I get all kinds of ideas while walking through Target. Things just jump out at me like you wouldn't believe. Recently it's been the vast array of 'kindness' merch in their dollar section. Cute mugs and cups, napkins and cups all reminding us to be kinder people. The kindness campaign is out in full force.… Continue reading Narcissistic Meanies

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Dismal Forebodings

One of my favorite books as a teen was the classic Christian allegory Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard. It's the story of a little girl named Much-Afraid, who lives in the Valley of Humiliation with her family The Fearings... they plague her existence with their negativity. The aunt who raised her is called Mrs.… Continue reading Dismal Forebodings

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Self Care Shenanigans

"Lets talk like Christians. Lets talk about fellowship and rest. Let's talk about serving God and others. Let's talk about thinking others are more important than yourself. Your time in the Word is not self-care, it is obedience. Having a coffee is not self-care, it is something to thank God for. The selfish bus is… Continue reading Self Care Shenanigans

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Human Altars, Life Mottos, and Beth Moore

"At that time there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing." (Judges 21:25)  This is the last verse in the book of Judges. I read it and turned the page to see what came next, but that's it: there was no king and the people just did whatever they wanted.… Continue reading Human Altars, Life Mottos, and Beth Moore

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Secular Puritains

"A mob of secular Puritans..."  I read that phrase this morning in a Wall Street Journal article and it really struck a chord with me. It was a write up on the recent hysteria over the fact that the Vice President's wife, Karen Pence, works at a Christian school that is... well... Christian. This past week has… Continue reading Secular Puritains

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Unhappy Birthday Roe v. Wade!

Yesterday, our country celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of nonviolent activism. Today, many are celebrating the "birthday" of the Supreme Court's legalization of abortion on demand. The irony of posting "happy birthday" to Roe v. Wade is lost on many it seems, but I digress. Regardless, we stand… Continue reading Unhappy Birthday Roe v. Wade!