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...]

Living Under Israeli Occupation: My Interview With A Christian in Palestine

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With recent elections in Israel and peace talks with Iran, talk has been in the news once again about the Israel and Palestinian conflict. I’ve also been hosting conversation here on the blog about errant pro-Israel theology that we are taught by fundamentalism, and which encourages us to support the oppression of our Palestinian brothers [Read More...]

Blood Moon Abomination: Why Christians Shouldn’t Buy What Hagee is Selling

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Mega-church pastor and New York Times best selling author John Hagee has been busy selling something that I’d invite all Christians to avoid like it’s going out of style. Since October of 2013, Hagee has been warning the world about “something big” that’s about to happen to the secular nation state of Israel that will [Read More...]

Hands Down The Worst Bible Version Ever

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Someone asked me the other day which version of the Bible I thought was the best. While I don’t have an English favorite (English can be limiting and there’s a lot of judgement calls that go into translation), I do have a new version of the Bible that I’d be happy to call the worse version [Read More...]

10 Situations Where Christian Bakers Should Refuse To Bake Wedding Cakes

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This past week has been a major victory folks. With Indiana passing a law that gives us the right to refuse to sell our cakes to gay people, there are now close to 20 states where we can look our gay citizens in the eyes and say, “no cake for you!” While I was celebrating [Read More...]

Israel vs. Palestine: A Very Short Introduction to the Problem

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Last week I posted on this Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the plight of Palestinian Christians who are persecuted at the hands of the Israelis. There’s been a lot of good discussion (and some not so good) on both that and an old post I’ve written on pro-Israel theology and why it’s biblically flawed. While the conflict [Read More...]

World Vision Child Sponsorships Abandoned: It’s Almost Double What We Thought

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This week marked the 1 year anniversary of an event I’ve been calling the World Vision Fiasco. I have been lamenting the events which took place last spring, and the damaging fallout that has flowed as a result. As a quick recap for those who didn’t follow the events last year: World Vision is a Christian [Read More...]

If Jesus Gave A Speech At Liberty University (Here Are Some Things I Think He’d Say)

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Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first candidate to announce they’re running for president in the 2016 election cycle, during a speech he gave at Liberty University. Liberty students were required to attend or face a fine, so Cruz had a pretty decent crowd to help try to insert some perceived energy into his political campaign. [Read More...]

The Gun Shop Everyone Needs To Visit (Guns With History)

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If you haven’t seen this yet, please take three minutes and check it out. Regardless of what garbage the NRA feeds you (in an effort to scare you so that you’ll buy more guns, so their friends in the gun lobby will make more money) guns don’t make you safer. In fact, the presence of [Read More...]


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