Category Archives: Jesus

Freedom Hangover

America is currently sleeping off a hangover. From 1776. Yesterday I was running through a neighborhood when I passed a family of a different ethnic background than me.  I was in a great mood and thinking about Independence Day celebrations.  Suddenly, I … Continue reading

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Chaco-crazed, grimy love – Maundy Thursday thoughts – #40days #Lent #1Word5voices #MaundyThursday

Do you know anyone who is obsessed with their Chacos?  Twenty years ago, Tevas were the thing.  I wore my pair until they disintegrated.  I was a camp counselor at Camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO.  My Tevas were on my … Continue reading

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“‘Love your enemy?’ But LORD, what if they watch The View?!?!!?”

One out of the thousands of things I love about Jesus of Nazareth is that He is crazy.  I don’t mean “loony tunes, put-Him-in-the-nuthouse” crazy.  I’m talking about how Jesus has these insane ideas about how to build the Kingdom … Continue reading

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Super powers need not apply — #1word5voices #40days #powers

Make a super hero movie, make millions of dollars.  Truckloads. Super hero movies are popular because DUH we love thinking about what it would be like to kick evil butt up and down.  Who hasn’t thought about what super powers … Continue reading

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The pinky promise of Jesus — #1word5voices #rethinkchurch #40days

I recently taught my six year old about what a pinky promise is. I’m sure you’ve made a pinky promise or two in your life. They’re pretty scary when you get down to it. Stronger than blood oaths, pinky promises … Continue reading

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You’re so vain, you probably think this Psalm is about you – @charisma_news #ISIL

Things are getting scary around here. Have you noticed? Ferguson.  ISIL (the terrorist group formerly known as ISIS).  Iran (again).  Russia (again). Phil Robertson. The Duck Dynasty dude is a fellow Christ follower, but I can’t help but be pretty … Continue reading

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Death in his grave – #HappyEaster #Easter2014

Death is in his grave.  Where, O Death, is your sting? You have lost. “Though the Earth Cried out for blood Satisfied her hunger was Her billows calmed on raging seas for the souls on men she craved “Sun and … Continue reading

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Loving bad guys

The following conversation took place between my 5 year old daughter and me while watching TV. “Dad, do you love a bad guy?” “Uhm…what do you mean?” “Do you love a bad guy?” “Are you asking if I love a specific … Continue reading

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Are you awake, Jesus? It’s me, Brian. #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas

I hate the song “Away in a Manger.” Man, that feels good to get off of my chest!  I hope you don’t find me to be soulless, now.  I love Christmas worship songs and secular Christmas songs, so please don’t … Continue reading

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Friend Request

Someone was talking about the meaning of friendship the other day.  They were asking questions like, “What qualities of a friend were important to you as a child, young adult, and now?”  One of my top answers for all of … Continue reading

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