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It’s Time to Change Our Minds about Repenting

Some words are off-putting, like rancid bacon slowly turning green in the back drawer of the fridge. One of these words, frequently used and misused within churchified Christian circles, is “repent,” which brings to mind debasement and public humiliation as the acolyte … Continue reading

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Three “Christian” Teachings That Jesus Didn’t Teach

“For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine . . . and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 This week’s assault on Facebook is 2 … Continue reading

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“I Like to Sleep in on Sunday!”

If you want to get into a brisk, quickly-degenerating-into-anger, discussion, announce to a fundamentally Christian religious group at large, “I like to sleep in on Sunday! “God calls it a day of rest — and that’s what I do. I … Continue reading

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Pretending to Be God

There is a fine line between trusting God for the future and getting out there and working to make it happen. I am reminded of a couple I knew whose constant prayer was, “Oh, God — solve this problem!” and … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Demented Cat: God’s Love

The great thing about having children is that, even when they leave home, they never really do, especially if they live in an apartment that doesn’t allow animals, and they insist upon getting a cat. Such is the saga at … Continue reading

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It’s Work — Trusting God

For many years of my young middle adulthood, life was smooth. Not perfect, obviously — when you raise a family of six on one ridiculously modest income, there’s always the stress of making the mandated property tax, insurance payments, and assorted … Continue reading

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Discouraged Because You Don’t Have Enough Faith?

I once knew a woman who, for many years, attributed her lack of health to a lack of faith. No matter how much she prayed, no matter how much she begged and pleaded God, no matter how much she asked the … Continue reading

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Backsliding

Too many of us are acquainted with the word, “backsliding,” which, in its purest form, means to lose one’s resolve to follow a chosen path. A recovering alcoholic who re-enters the bar circuit is an example — surrounding oneself by temptation, and … Continue reading

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Afraid to Pray for Patience

The Christian existence is filled with ludicrously shortsighted sayings that sound funny when we first hear them (too often, from the pulpit), but ultimately result in the weakening of our faith and approach to the throne of God. Like this … Continue reading

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Waiting, and Waiting, and Waiting on God

We lived two years in a rustically renovated barn while we built our house, paying for it as we went. There were six of us, four of whom were under 11, two significantly so. The most frequent comment I heard, … Continue reading

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