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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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The prophetic imagination of Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church – #loveconquershate

When I’m trying to talk to my wife or oldest daughter and they’re watching TV, I usually have to say their full name boldly…sometimes kind of forcefully, even.  (When they’re in the zone, they’re in the zone.*)  If I have … 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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Gun control — #guncontrol — @JesusofNaz316

GUN CONTROL Did you just start frothing at the mouth?  If so, then maybe you need to read this post.  I’m not trying to be arrogant here.  If the issue of gun control instantly sends you into a feeding frenzy … Continue reading

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The Boston Marathon, Jesus, bombs, and ice cream

Three killed.  One hundred and seventy-six injured.  Nine of the injured are children.  All because they were together to challenge themselves or celebrate others in their time of triumph.  All because a person or group of people have some sick … Continue reading

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Nuking North Korea – To nuke or not to nuke?

A little bit ago I was thinking about this whole ridiculous situation with North Korea.  Most people I’ve talked to are not super scared of getting nuked by them, but it’s not necessarily out of their thoughts, either.  It sparked … Continue reading

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Fill my cup to the brim – Lent day 44

Have you ever sat through a meal filled with social awkwardness?  What about eating with people who you have major conflict?  I remember sitting down at a table with a large group of people from a church I was new to attending.  … Continue reading

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Rejoice – Lent day 41

“I’m ready to kill him!” I heard these words come out of a haggard mother’s mouth in the grocery store today.  The little boy’s eyes filled up his face like a pair of pancakes with a chocolate chip in their … Continue reading

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SCANDAL! BREAKING NEWS! – Lent day 13

BREAKING NEWS! This just in: Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, Israel, offers forgiveness to anyone who decides to follow him. Yes, that’s right.  In an oft-cited Scriptural passage from The Bible, Jesus, age 33∞, is quoted as saying, “love will … Continue reading

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