What I Wish We Would Pray On The National Day of Prayer

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Today is the National Day of Prayer and all across the country, churches will host events catered toward praying that God would bless our country. Unfortunately, I believe praying “God Bless America” is putting the cart before the horse; long before we have the audacity of asking for God’s blessing, we as a nation should enter [Read More...]

5 Things You Need To Take A Break From To Avoid Spiritual Burnout

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Yesterday on the blog I wrote about how I had spent much of this winter suffering from spiritual and emotional burnout, and that I had a hunch I wasn’t alone. Judging from your comments and emails, it turns out my instinct was correct- a lot of Christians are feeling burned out these days. As part of [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why So Many Christians Are Feeling Burned Out Right Now

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I’ll be honest- I’ve really been struggling internally for a few months. It’s not something I’ve discussed publicly, but has been a frequent topic of conversation in my home and with some close friends/peers. I think a big part of it was simply winter– it felt brutally long and dark for us up in these parts, [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee vs. Jesus

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Jesus Wasn’t Concerned With “Taking The Country Back” And Neither Should We

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It’s that time again… and happens every four years. With each new election cycle there is one predicable rallying cry that emits from the political stage: “it’s time to take our country back.”  Quite often I hear these words uttered by fellow Christians, seemingly petrified that their individual worlds will collapse if their particular party [Read More...]

My Jordan Journey: By Photos

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Still coming down off a high from my pilgrimage to Jordan– wow, what an experience! Thought I’d share more of my journey with you- but with images instead of words. Here are some of my favorite images I took while traveling through Jordan. Just click a thumbnail for a larger view: … Bottom line– Jordan [Read More...]

Why Every Day Should Be Earth Day If You’re A Christian

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It’s April 22nd, which means it’s “Earth Day.” Much of the hype over this annual day seems to have dissipated in recent years, but I think it’s a crucially important day if you’re a Christian. In fact, every day should be “Earth Day” if you’re a Christian. Growing up, the culture around me seemed to be [Read More...]

Creating A Common Memory (Doctrine of Discovery)

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* Guest post by Mark Charles “Everybody get your cell phones out!” “Make sure you get this on video!” Early last March, due to an unusually heavy snowstorm in Albuquerque, NM, my flight was cancelled, my travel diverted, and I found myself unexpectedly stuck in downtown Los Angeles for 24 hours while I waited to [Read More...]

The Backwards Invitation of God: In Order To Live We First Must Die

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As you probably know, I’ve been spending the last ten days exploring the Holy Land in Jordan. I’ve had an amazing time experiencing the beauty and hospitality of this land, and certainly have discovered there’s plenty here in Jordan to write about. However, the other day I experienced a moment I hadn’t budgeted for. Yes, [Read More...]

Wrestle With God Over Your Questions, Your Anxieties, And Everything Else: He Can Handle It

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I remembered the story from my childhood well, but it never meant as much to me until today. The picture from my now falling apart children’s Bible (right) is one that has been etched in my mind for more than 30 years. Perhaps you remember this story too: the night when Jacob wrestled with God. [Read More...]


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