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Performing Contradictions

Rarely a day goes by where a post on social media characterizes the only available actions to thwart ISIS is to bomb them off the planet. Christians re-post this with regularity. It is performing a contradiction. (more…)

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Christian from the Margins

Everybody wants to be at the center. Except for a few. (more…)

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Doing Without In A Culture of More or, A Mashup of Sacks, Micheli, Kriz, and Rohr

We train our children early how to expect more. Later we prod them to temper their appetites and do with less. Unlearning what it feels like to have more poses more of a difficulty than we realize. The same is true when after establishing habits of more we hear Jesus' call for less. (more…)

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Cancer and Tamed Cynic or, Jason Goes On the Offensive

I don't know if he has a face for radio, but he has a voice for preaching. It was the voice I heard on a podcast some time back that caught my attention. His words did not hurt either. But it was the voice. (more…)

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What Is In Your Brown Package or, Tuttle’s Gee Spot

Gee as in “Gee Whiz.” Or, “Gee I never knew.” Maybe, “Gee Willikers, Look what came in the mail!” (more…)

The Oracle On the Surveillance State or, Why Was Ed Stetzer Not Crying In the Wilderness Before Now?

“Repent for not saying a word!” Well, here is what Ed Stetzer really said, Either way, part of the role of Christians in any society is speaking up against wrongs committed by their government– and to be wise to discern the potential for such wrongs. We have a responsibility to recognize and respond to unethical…Read More

Life Begins with the Feelings of the Parent?

Life Begins with the Feelings of the Parent?

Indefensible logic supports many an argument. My mentor noted a few years ago his Seminary education, even is college experience, would have been better had it included a good dose of logic. I agree. My friend Greg Horton helps Freshmen and Sophomore college students think through their arguments in his Composition 2 classes. Maybe we…Read More

Read Rachel Held Evans Again or, Missing the Millennial Point

Read Rachel Held Evans Again or, Missing the Millennial Point

Something lies beneath the dustup created by Rachel Held Evans CNN blog post. It is more than what appears to be a patterned response to anything RHE writes. The usual suspects tend to use whatever Rachel writes to prop up their shtick; and that applies to critics and supporters. You know what I mean. It…Read More

Religious Unity Spurred by Violence?

Religious Unity Spurred by Violence?

Not so fast.  Dr. Dwight McKissic offered a sermon focused on how to help young black men in his congregation think through their own choices in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict. What Jesus informed options should those faced with similar circumstances consider. He sent all or part of that sermon to Dave Miller, who…Read More

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