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What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. What matters is to find a purpose, to see what it really is that God wills that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.
Soren Kierkegaard


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Real or Unreal: Why Conservative Christianity Fears Progressive Christianity

For the next month, a consortium of Christian churches in the town of Fountain Hills, Arizona is hosting a series of seminars called “Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction”. The series is aimed at providing a buffer against questions that have arisen surrounding a progressive church in the area. The debate between progressive and conservative Christianity […]

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death

Christians, Death, And Embracing Grief

When a loved one dies, we suffer at the deepest emotional level. The shock of our loved one no longer being present with us reminds us of our own mortality. When we grieve we do not grieve for our loved one – we grieve for ourselves. We grieve because we are reminded of how short […]

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Old-Church

Racism and the Church

A short post today. This is heavy on my heart… When will we get our priorities in order? When will we start standing up for those who need us just as Christ would? I believe the Church can be great. I believe the church can still bring hope to this world, but not until it […]

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Moses

Either, how many Christians misunderstand sin; OR, loving like a Pharisee

I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me anymore, but it still does. I recently came across an article talking about how the song “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town has been banned by many country radio stations around the country. As the argument goes, the song promotes the “gay agenda”. Of course anyone who actually listens […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom

The bible is not the WORD OF GOD. And if we believe it as such, then we have made the bible into an idol. The bible has become the Church’s idol. It is the Golden Calf of our day. The ancient Hebrews had taken the God of their forefathers and formed him into their image. […]

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duck dynasty

Why Christians should NOT support Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty”.

My wife is a huge fan of this television show “Duck Dynasty”. And…I’ll admit that there have been a few times where I have watched the show and got sucked in to the quirky southern charms that makes this series such a hit. For those unfamiliar with the premise of the reality show, it’s based […]

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scripture

POSTSCRIPT: The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 2)

Read the first article A brief note on the form of things: Last April I wrote a post titled The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom. The article was meant to be a provocation towards rethinking the way we speak about the bible. The reaction it received was very interesting […]

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homosexuality in culture

Homosexuality in Western Culture: a new and reasonable perspective for Christians (Part 3 of 3)

Like many Christians who seek authenticity within their faith, I have struggled to make sense of the issue of homosexuality within our culture as it relates to the biblical worldview. Authenticity within the Christian life means nothing if does not coexist with honest self-reflection. I believe most people are delusional when it comes to what […]

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Soren Kierkegaard

EMBRACING THE ABSURD: the problem of ABSOLUTES and the promise of SUBJECTIVITY

Objectivity confines God to a box that He did not create. It limits God to simple-minded systems and concepts that He destroys. Jesus did not come to get rid of the Law – there was in fact nothing wrong with the Law. He came to destroy the system around it. He did not come to bring insurance, but assurance. He did not come to bring certainty, but gave us the privilege of experiencing his mystery.

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homosexuality in culture

Homosexuality in Western Culture: a new and reasonable perspective for Christians (Part 3 of 3)

Like many Christians who seek authenticity within their faith, I have struggled to make sense of the issue of homosexuality within our culture as it relates to the biblical worldview. Authenticity within the Christian life means nothing if does not coexist with honest self-reflection. I believe most people are delusional when it comes to what […]

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evangelicalism

An Epistle from Saul of Tarsus

  Saul sends his greeting To Evangelicals spread throughout Christendom: Saul of Tarsus, along with the brothers Franklin1 and James2, bring you greetings from outside of prison. Franklin son of William was an influential Evangelical leader during the reign of Obama the Great ↩Not much is known about James. We know he was influential in helping […]

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scripture

POSTSCRIPT: The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 2)

Read the first article A brief note on the form of things: Last April I wrote a post titled The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom. The article was meant to be a provocation towards rethinking the way we speak about the bible. The reaction it received was very interesting […]

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