The Only Way Out is Through (A Lenten Reflection)

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(I decided to share some meditations I wrote for Chalice Press a few years ago for their Lenten Meditation book. Here’s hoping these help guide you through this time of reflection, shadow and wrestling with the complexities of mortality.) A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! -Joel 2:2 Who [Read More...]

Rev. Richard Land: Greatest Commandment Justifies Deadly Force

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I know this sounds strange, but my feelings about guns is pretty similar to how I feel about cigarettes. On the one hand, I can’t stand either one, and I’m more than happy to see their numbers reduced in our midst. Both seem to serve a common end game, which involves death in various forms. [Read More...]

My Visit with Eric Elnes on Darkwood Brew

I really enjoyed getting to take part in the worldwide Darkwood Brew worship service yesterday with author and pastor Eric Elnes. We talked about my personal faith experience, Banned Questions About Jesus and the Bible.Aside from our chat, it’s a really cool way to see yet another expression of religious community. Check out the episode [Read More...]

Five Reasons Why Failure is Awesome

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When I was in preschool, I was insanely jealous of the kids who were given speaking parts in the Christmas play. I actually “repeated” preschool because I was too young for Kindergarten after year one, so I figured at least by the time I was a red-shirt preschooler, I’d get more props. No luck. First year, [Read More...]

Nine (Final) Christian Cliches to Avoid

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Read article one in the series here: Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use Read article two in the series here: Ten More Cliches Christians Should Avoid Read Part Four here: Ten Antidotes to Christian Cliches The response to this series of articles has been pretty overwhelming, and generally, very positive. For the handful of folks who label [Read More...]

David Barton: You’re Poor Because You Don’t Read the Bible

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Those who wish the see the wall of separation between church and state burned down have a rather colorful – if not exactly truthful – spokesperson on their side these days. Evangelical preacher, founder of “WallBuilders Live” and perennial headline grabber David Barton is known for his “out there” claims, but his most recent is [Read More...]

Which Matters More: Faith IN Jesus or the Faith OF Jesus?

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Following is taken from Banned Questions About Jesus. Galatians 3:22: Is it the faith of Jesus or faith in Jesus that’s the key? Amy Reeder Worley: It is both the faith of and in Jesus that lead to salvation, which is another word for “liberation.” Jesus’ faith in God was absolute. He lived in complete [Read More...]

Slavery, Tokenism and the Atheist PR Debacle

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Atheist activism is hardly news these days. Folks are feeling increasingly convicted about taking their disbelief public, and more specifically, pointing out the damage done my religion in the past. But it seems the most recent publicity campaign by a group called American Atheists has gone a little too far, even for those not in [Read More...]


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