Monthly Archives: April 2011

Love Wins – chapter CINCO

Well, this has been a labor of love ADD.  Granted, I let an awesome friend* borrow Love Wins for a week or so, but I’ve had other things I wanted to put pen to computer. Rob Bell’s chapter 5 in Love … Continue reading

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Fractals

Fractals?  What? “A fractal is ‘a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole.’”  Like crystals or snowflakes.  And, of course, the Lyapunov fractal.  … Continue reading

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Meet forgiveness

 Mark 11:20-25 (compare Mattthew 21:18-22) I ran across this verse in Scripture the other day, as I’m going through Jesus’ Passion week.  Jesus is in a tizzy* and has just cursed a fig tree from ever bearing Fig Newtons again—even … Continue reading

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A.I.D.S. – Ain’t Into Doing Stuff

Today, I had a conversation with someone (“Pat”) who had a conversation with another someone (“Chris”) about STDs and AIDS.  “Chris” said that AIDS is only in the world because of a freak bestiality act with a gorilla or monkey … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy Hypocrisy.  It sucks. The thing that sucks about hypocrisy is that, when it boils down to it, everyone is a bloody hypocrite. That’s it.  I’m not going to write any more, before I get pegged as a

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The veracity of community

Came across this quote while reading David Fitch’s The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from…  Sorry for the length; you might forgive me after you read it. …truth is best communicated as it is lived in the … Continue reading

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A systematic theology for everyone

A systematic theology for everyone “No big deal” seems to be the prominent systematic theology nowadays.  I hear this line of thought all the time, “I don’t think that believing __x__ is a big deal.”  Everyone seems to think that … Continue reading

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Love Wins – chapter 4

Christ followers and churches need a makeover.  Even my 2 1/2 year old seems to have hopped on this bandwagon.  It’s not a bad vehicle to hitch a ride on, as long as people understand that they need to be part … Continue reading

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The road to the Final Four

The road to the Final Four the Cross is marked with suffering.  We get so confused about this, I think.  Roses and sunny days are all that await us when we follow Jesus?  Unfortunatley, The Christ disappoints us in that … Continue reading

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