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This Isn’t My First Metaphysical Rodeo

In my first year of law school I lived in the grad student dorms. Another resident was a Canadian medical student doing a year in California as part of her medical program at McGill University. Susan was from one of … Continue reading

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A Senior Devil, Mere Faith, and Beginning My Life in Christ

[This first appeared two years ago as a guest post I wrote for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog.] Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that … 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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Jesus’ Unnatural Inability to Perform Miracles

Jesus described himself as a prophet without honor in his own home. What people often miss is he was also a prophet without power there as well. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his … Continue reading

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Seeking Approval in All the Wrong Places

When I was growing up, I wanted approval from the people on top. I wanted my parents’ approval, I wanted my teachers’ approval, and I wanted the cool kids’ approval. Usually the last one was more important to me than … Continue reading

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The Woman Jesus Praised for Contradicting Him

Jesus had an interesting encounter with a woman: Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My … Continue reading

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I’m Surprised That I Think There Is No God

The fact that Jesus lived never leaves me. I believe in his life and that he died a criminal’s death on a Roman cross. I believe in his resurrection from the dead too. I believe that Jesus is who he … Continue reading

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Righteousness without a Clean Conscience 

… not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. (Philippians 3:9.) ***

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Paula White Ministries: Send me your money so God will pay attention to you

I hadn’t heard of Paula White until a few months ago, but what I’ve heard saddens me.* She has a “ministry” which teaches people that God’s healing and favor in your life are dependent on whether you can develop an … Continue reading

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