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A GPS for Life?

As I mentioned in a recent post, I recently went on some hikes with friends from church. The hikes were terrific – I introduced my friends to new trails and we got a chance to get some exercise and celebrate the beauty … Continue reading

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Describing the Ineffable

It happened again. I lost my daughter. Not physically (thank God), but conceptually. Earlier this week I was driving my fourth grade daughter to some after-school activity. We were having a  conversation about how  some folks seem pretty self-centered, and … Continue reading

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Can you teach Christian ethics without Christ?

It’s already started. My daughter, who is only one month into 4th grade, has already encountered the kind of ‘mean girl’ dynamics that I so painfully associate with the Middle School experience. A few nights ago we had a long talk … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is that a log in your eye?

And slay them wherever you may come upon them, and drive them away from wherever they drove you away… (Qur’an 2: 191) One of the most common arguments I’ve encountered regarding why Islam is an inherently violent religion is that the Qur’an … Continue reading

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The Big Neon Arrow

Over the past few days I’ve… Watched the new Broadway hit show “The Book of Mormon“, and Finished reading John Shelby Spong’s Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism Both of which deliver a similar message, albeit in radically different ways. That message is: … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse or Righteous Rage?

I’m going to do something a little different in this post.  Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for awhile may have noticed that I usually have a pretty strong opinion on whatever issue I have chosen to discuss. However, … Continue reading

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Is the Bible just another good book?

One of my all-time favorite works of literature is The Master and Margarita by the great 20th century Russian author Michael Bulgakov. This work, which was first recommended to me by my Russian language professor in college, is a masterpiece … Continue reading

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