"Failure Reminds us of Grace During Lent," Simplicity in the Burbs ($2 a day) [Day 15-16]

Failure.  I failed.  It was unintentionally, but nevertheless, I failed.  My goal for Lent has been to stay under $2 a day with my food and any extra expenses that may come up.  And yesterday when I hit the auto-sum button on my Excel spreadsheet, I realized I had topped the scales by $0.08.  I [Read More...]

How Much More? [Brief Reflections on Rob Bell] (Guest Post: Alan Molineaux)

‘How much more…….?’ In the midst of all the conversation hitting twitterland about the Rob Bell book and the conservative evangelical backlash it is illuminating to see how much of what is being said reveals what Christians believe about God. This is, of course, what Rob Bell calls ‘the question behind the question’. Or perhaps [Read More...]

Simplicity in the Burbs ($2 a day): “Creativity is Awakened!” [Day 14]

They say that if you put yourself into unfamiliar situations, that this is when creativity is birthed. As I am in the midst of eating and doing life with $2 a day, I am noticing that new creativity in the kitchen is happening. On a usual day, I would see eggs, rice, and salsa in [Read More...]

The God who Suffers in Japan

The history of our world is the history of our suffering together.  Every act of evil extracts a tear from God, every plunge into anguish extracts a sob from God.  But the history of our world is the history of our deliverance together.  God’s work to release himself from his suffering is his work to [Read More...]


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