Just Jesus and Unjust July 4th – Why I Don't Celebrate Independence Day (Annual Unpopular Post)

photo © 2009 Alessandro Valli | more info (via: Wylio) Guys can be stupid.  Add explosives to the equation and the idiocy quotient increases exponentially.  Such was the case every 4th of July during High school.  A group of about 20 guys would get together to BBQ and play with illegal fireworks.  At any unsuspected [Read More...]

I’m Quitting Facebook to Join Faithbook Because My WWJD Bracelet Told Me To

The end of the age has come.  No, not the rapture, but the end of Facebook.  There I said it… finished.  As of today, I am shutting down all Facebook communication. “Why?” you ask.  I’ll gladly answer. I’m convinced that the God revealed in Jesus desires that Christians avoid becoming convoluted by the world.  We [Read More...]

The Death of Death and a Culture That Likes Dying

photo © 2010 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio) Death.  I hate the word. Death is a demonic power in the cosmos that holds all things subject to its lordship.  Its dominion is inescapable.  Many say death is a part of life or death begins at birth.  Others remind us of the totality [Read More...]

Osama bin Laden, God the Violent Warrior, and Loving Our Enemies

  Jesus’ teachings are hard, especially this one: “Love your enemies.” Because this command of Christ feels defiant to logic and experience, many jump backwards to the Hebrew Scriptures.  Rightfully so… well, at least to some degree. God as a conquering warrior is a primary image in the Old Testament.  CONFESSION: Many Christians, especially those [Read More...]


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