Monthly Archives: July 2017

Women: stop pretending around men

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14.) ***

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A Short Dialog on Drinking Coffee and Fixing Other People’s Sins

[A somewhat fictional conversation in a supermarket parking lot.] “Hello.” “Hi … do we know each other?” “I’ve seen you around church and heard that the way you live is sinful and I thought you’d like me to tell you … Continue reading

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Why I Get to Pick and Choose Which Verses to Follow

Christians love to pick and choose their favorite verses. Just ask a Christian some time about a favorite verse or passage, and get ready to settle in for a long listen. She or he will go on at length about … Continue reading

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How to Like the Way You Look in Broad Daylight

Jesus performed his miracles at weddings (John 2:1-11), in wide open spaces (Matthew 14:15-21), on busily traveled roads (Luke 8:40-48), and often entirely in broad daylight. It’s not that he never performed a miracle at night or among a mere … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Summer Blockbuster Movies You Won’t Want to See!

Everyone makes lists of must-see movies. Here’s my list of the top must-miss movies: The Music Map – A cartographer musician travels through small Midwestern towns trying to convince residents that the best way to travel is using his GPS … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Fifth Amendment – falsely condemned by his own words

Having your words twisted and used against you hurts. It especially hurts when coming from those you are trying to help. Unjust Accusers Jesus stood trial before people who had been aching for the chance to get him out of … Continue reading

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God’s Tenderness – explosive and overwhelming

[From the archives.] Tenderness, noun: expressing warm, affectionate feelings; being kind and merciful; possessing gentle and delicate qualities; providing care and protectiveness. (Dictionary.com.) Explosive Tenderness Otis Redding took the word tenderness and turned it on its head. It’s not that … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Masculinity and Femininity

It is arrogance in us to call frankness, fairness, and chivalry ‘masculine’ when we see them in a woman; it is arrogance in them to describe a man’s sensitiveness or tact or tenderness as ‘feminine.’ (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed.) … Continue reading

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The United States Has Never Been a Christian Nation – a 4th of July post

[Updated from the archives.] Happy Birthday, America! Today marks 241 years since the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to draft and sign the Declaration of Independence. To commemorate the day, let’s remember this: The United States is not now and never … Continue reading

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Even If: a hard-learned lesson of faith in the midst of change

[Today’s guest post is from Kaylyn Whitley, who has some experience with letting go and finding faith.] Early in the morning of March 9th, I was standing in front of my bathroom mirror trying to get ready for class, but … Continue reading

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