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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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“‘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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This is where I like to work out thoughts about following Jesus that I don’t share in other contexts.  Today, in honor of my ten years of marriage to Rachael, I wanted to throw out a short treatise about love. … Continue reading

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My kid loves Rainbow Dash…but what should she hate? #1Word5voices

My four year old is full of love.  It overflows from her heart, eyes, and mouth like a seventh grade volcano experiment gone nuclear.  Everything is her favorite.  Granted, the world is ending at the drop of a hat or … 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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Killer quote from @JesusOfNaz316: “Love your enemies. I’m Jesus Christ, and I approve this message.”

“@JesusOfNaz316: Love your enemies. I’m Jesus Christ, and I approve this message.”  This was a tweet I saw a long while ago, from a parody account someone is doing in the(ir) voice of Jesus.  (The author tweets deep stuff and … 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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