Confessions Of A Closet Christian: Why Do We Think That the Gospel is Obvious?

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[display_podcast] Growing up I had what I’ll call an “of course” attitude.  “Of course” I got straight A’s.  “Of course” I was captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team.  “Of course” I was president of the senior class. I sound like a tightly wound goodie goodie.  I was.  But I worked hard for those things, so “of course” there would be a reward.  “Of course” I would be compensated. Sometimes when I think about the fact that I’m a Christian, I think “of course I am,” which is why I get confuse … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: How Do We Know God Exists?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word “God,” I think of big things.  Vast space.  Endless time.  Omniscience and omnipotence.  I think of a booming thunderous voice.  Yes, I think of Morgan Freeman a little bit. I also think of a great mystery.  Who is God?  Does He even exist?  And if He does, why does He care about me? I think God is good.  In this modern world, I think we try to dilute God.  We try to make Him into our own idea of what a god is.  God is loving and accepting.  God just want … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: Why Do Millennials Feel Entitled?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word entitlement, I think of someone who through no fault of his own was born into luxury.  Like the King of France. Entitlement is defined in the dictionary as the fact of having a right to something. But when I think of who I am when I'm fighting traffic among hundreds of other vehicles, each with at least one other person in them, I'm humbled by how small and insignificant I am. I wasn't born into good breeding by French Revolutionary standards. No one … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: What Makes Us Narcissistic?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word narcissist, I think of something other worldly and extreme – like the greek myth that narcissism is derived from.  It’s easy to write narcism off as something only ancient greek youths wrestled with. When I’m taking communion on the first Sunday of the month, I’m distracted from what the definition of communion is – doing something together as one body, united with each other and united with Christ, remembering what Christ did for us.  I usually don’t cons … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: Why Do We Compare Ourselves To Others?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word “compare,” I think of being lesser than, less cool and not measuring up.  It’s easy to compare ourselves to other people. Sometimes I think we all live fake realities.  We censor our lives through status updates and Instagram filters and then we compare our real lives with everyone else’s fake ones.  It’s easy to get down on yourself when everyone is getting a new apartment, a new dog, a new fiancé, a new husband, a new house, and a new baby.  I sit at my … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: Why Do We Worry?

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[display_podcast] I think I follow a bit of a God pattern.  Here’s what it looks like: I work myself up into a tizzy.  This is usually very melodramatic as no one has died, but rather plans – my plans – have changed. I freak out in my tizzy.  This usually happens at a speed of 0-60 and sends me into stern-worded rants, ugly crying, and the mass consumption of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream along with a dozen cookies. I realize God is supposed to be some sort of Mastermind, so I decide to put my wh … [Read more...]


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