Monthly Archives: March 2011

Stats (March Madness version)

Watching ESPN’s March Madness coverage always makes me realize how stat-obsessed we are as a nation.  They’re important and interesting, but sometimes…c’mon!  Does the number of times Kansas has bowed out of The Dance at the Elite 8 level really … Continue reading

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Love Wins – chapter 3

(Cue deep, scary voice & SUPER scary sounds effects) HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL “Hell hath no fury like an angry Evangelical.”  Saw that quote during the thick of the Rob Bell controversy over this book.  Laughed and then was immediately saddened at its … Continue reading

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Killer Quotes – Lesslie Newbigin

“The living God is a God of justice and mercy and He will be satisfied with nothing less than a people in whom his justice and mercy are alive.” – Lesslie Newbigin I wish I could take back all of … Continue reading

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Love Wins – chapter 2

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth? // Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth // They say in Heaven love comes first // We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth // Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth … Continue reading

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Modern day Jonahs

Modern day Jonahs don’t travel abroad in the opposite direction.  They sit at their desks planning for when the Ninevites will come to them.  They can be excellent at planning, amazing at execution, and wonderful at hospitality.  But until the … Continue reading

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Do you remember your Creed?

Do you remember your Creed? Music is almost like breathing for me. OK, maybe not that obsessive, but I usually have headphones on or an album going. Ever been asked what would be the most embarrassing music in your collection?  … Continue reading

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Love Wins – chapter 1

Love Wins. First of all, IF you have the cahones to write a book that’s going to address Hell, titling it “Love Wins” is a smart way to go.  Props, Robbie, props. Bell’s book put the Evangelical community into uproar … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be cool…?

Wouldn’t it be cool if people in mass populations treated following Jesus like a national holiday or festival?  Take St. Paddy’s Day for instance.  Millions of people pretend/wish/dream about being Irish, if only for a nifty excuse to drink or … Continue reading

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Love Wins

I’m a big reader*.  Love giving props to my favorite authors who have shaped me over the years: Philip Yancey, Shane Claiborne, Henri Nouwen, Brian McLaren, C.S. Lewis.  Rob Bell now ranks up there.  So I decided that I wanted … Continue reading

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Lenten blessing/curse/blessing

Sometimes responding to God’s Kingdom plans feels like it initially hurts more than heals.  Apathy is the enemy of spirituality. With that, I pass along a blessing With that, I pass along a curse With that, I pass along a … Continue reading

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