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Reflections On The Cross: An Easter Meditation

Reflections On The Cross: An Easter Meditation

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Only writers and thinkers can appreciate the neurotic tendencies they have to write down ideas. I have notebooks stationed everywhere and usually carry a small journal with me as well. I, like other writers and thinkers, are prone to waking up in the middle of the night and having an uncontrollable need to write a thought down. It’s a little ...

EITHER, Christ (in) Culture; OR, Some Follow Paul

EITHER, Christ (in) Culture; OR, Some Follow Paul

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Perhaps it was the obtrusive cross necklace that I received attending my last DC Talk concert, which hung precariously from my neck. Or, maybe, it was the multicolored WWJD bracelet I proudly displayed upon my wrist. If you were a Christian teen in the 90’s much of your identity was formulated through the accoutrements you possessed. I mean how else ...

It’s Lonely Getting Lost

It’s Lonely Getting Lost

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It’s lonely getting lost In the dense forest of life, (Which I often do) Anytime I wander through. No matter how hard or long I try The paths I have chosen are rarely right. And so I am left wandering all night Among trees that always seem the same. The sun, which once guided me Is now shrouded by an overgrown canopy; It’s light, no brighter Than a dancing candlelight’s desperate ...

Marcus Borg: A Tribute To Theological Integrity

Marcus Borg: A Tribute To Theological Integrity

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Perhaps not since the reformation has the church been as divided against itself as it is today. Christians like to label things: republican or democrat, conservative or liberal, Calvinist or Arminian, modern or postmodern; the list is lengthy. Theological scholarship is not much different. To many of these people Marcus Borg was an iconoclastic progressive liberal. Then there is a large ...

Becoming UNenlightened

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My birthday This October I celebrated my 20th anniversary of being a Christian. Well…to be honest, I didn’t really celebrate – there was no cake, decorations, princesses, or a donkey-horse hanging precariously from a tree branch. It was more like, changing diapers, chasing children, and pretending to be a donkey-horse for my five years old. So…I guess in that sense there …

Jesus Did NOT Come To Save Your Sins

Jesus Did NOT Come To Save Your Sins

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I used to know it all. I used to have it all figured out. I had answers for almost everything – including backup answers in case my first answer was insufficient. My “life-verse” was first Peter 3:15, which served as my motivation to “always be prepared to give an answer.” I used to be obsessed with knowledge. In fact, at times ...

The Politics Of Persecution, The End Times, And Kirk Cameron

The Politics Of Persecution, The End Times, And Kirk Cameron

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Early this morning Dr. Martin Salia died here in Omaha Nebraska. Dr. Salia was the second casualty from Ebola on American soil. The reason this doctor (and many of the others as well) are putting themselves in harm’s way is because they feel called by God to do so. About 15 years ago I remember hearing missionaries constantly talking about persecution ...

“Kill the Commentators” and the propositionalists if you have time

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Soren Kierkegaard series PART THREE   The Soren Kierkegaard (SK) series has sought to present some of the major theological/cultural concerns associated with the philosopher/theologian in light of our current situation in protestant Christianity. Although SK lived more than 150 years ago his thought is just as relevant today, perhaps even more, than when he first wrote. In Part one I …

Why are EVANGELICALS not outraged; a double standard or hypocrisy?

Why are EVANGELICALS not outraged; a double standard or hypocrisy?

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It’s been a year now since my first rant against the comments made by Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. Soon after writing that article I received a lot of feedback from Evangelicals – most was not positive. Had I come down too hard on Phil? Had I come down too hard on Evangelicals? Then, a few months later news broke regarding ...