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Is It Possible for Everyone to Win in the SSM Debate? Bob Hyatt Thinks So

Sometimes we must choose against our natural impulses. In fact, Jesus describes his followers as those who always choose against their normal tendencies when he describes the way of self-denial. We Jesus followers, Christians, tend to think our way of self-denial should be the standard for all others. If … Continue reading

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Land ’o Apologies or, This Should Be the Beginning

Yesterday Larry Patrick made Chris and Melody happy with a safe arrival into this world. Oklahoma marked another tornado anniversary (2003). And, in other news, Dr. Richard Land offered an apology for his remarks made on March 31, 2012 in the wake of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story. This … Continue reading

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Wright-ing Land

Led Zepplin hit upon our human language dilemma in the rock classic, Stairway to Heaven,

There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure

‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.

In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,

Sometimes all

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The SBC Land Slide or, Why Dr. Land is Not the Issue

Differentiation requires attentiveness. Sometimes clarity helps. Yesterday a concerned interlocutor appraised my Out Land Ish post as an attack on a brother. The truth of the matter is I really did, and do, wish to suggest there is a better way to apologize. And, that when we offer more … Continue reading

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Jon over at ASBO Jesus offered this cartoon.

I could not help but think about this use of a Scripture reference,

“Among other things, it means speaking the truth in love and not being called a racist when you are the bearer of uncomfortable truths. True racial reconciliation

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