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The joy of loss

I am in tears, sitting in a restaurant right now. I just finished reading an email about someone passing away last night who has had a life-altering influence on me. His name was Raymond Kimbell and I loved this man. … Continue reading

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An amusement park of grace and forgiveness

Hi, my name is Brian and I’m a roller coaster-holic. OK, OK, it’s not like a go out of my way to travel specifically to ride roller coasters.  That’s what –holics do, right?  They go out of their way to … Continue reading

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Rent Wide by Love

Happy Resurrection Day!  People like to point out that I say “happy cake day” for birthday or “turkey day” for Turkey Day Thanksgiving (like I’m unaware of doing it or something).  I do the same thing with Easter.  Too much … Continue reading

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Love Wins – chapter 8

“Whatever you’ve been told about the end…Jesus passionately urges us to live like the end is here, now, today.” Rob Bell ends his book with a call to remember the love of God instead of any hellish doctrine that smacks … Continue reading

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Love Wins – chapter 7

Luke 15:11-32. Ever read it?  If not—AND if so—stop what you’re doing, ‘cause God’s about to ruin the image and the style that you’re used to. Sorry.  Had a Digital Underground moment there.   So, now that you’ve read Luke … Continue reading

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Love Wins – chapter 6

Chapter 6 in Love Wins is titled, “There are rocks everywhere.”  The focus of the chapter is how Christ is found in random passages in the Old Testament—everywhere, really—and how Christ is working and wooing people to God in all … Continue reading

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Like a thief in the night

“Like a thief in the night.”  That’s how Jesus described how (and “when”—sorta) He would return.  So if even Jesus didn’t get the 411 on when to expect the end of the world, why do we fall for it when … 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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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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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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