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God Is Never on the Evening News

Some unknown,  unnamed, presumably non-existent person, long ago, said that we should never talk about sex, religion, and politics. Aside from this eliminating pretty much everything interesting worth discussing — including the weather since, with the growing mantra of “Global … Continue reading

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Is There a Secret to Getting into Heaven?

How to get to heaven is a piece of information that we all want to know. The rich young ruler of Matthew 19:16 – 29 (Mark 10: 17 – 30, Luke 18: 18 – 30) asked Jesus, “What good thing … Continue reading

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Is the Bible Boring?

One summer when I must have been insane, I agreed to join a small women’s Bible study given by a deaconess at the church we then attended. “You must be insane,” the Norwegian Artist commented when I told him. “You … Continue reading

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Christians and Dreadfully Debutante Dogs

Last week I was in one of those zombie zoney moods, you know, when you trip through the Internet rapidly reading things and checking out new blogs. It’s a change from scrolling through Facebook, my source for major national news. … Continue reading

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I Want to Be Moses

I want to be Moses. Admittedly, there are a few impediments: Moses is another person; he is no longer alive; he was male — even in today’s remarkably tolerant societal structure these are factors of consideration. But no. I want … Continue reading

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Christians: Please Stop Talking Like Weird People

So tell me, does this sentence sound normal to you? “In our efforts to live intentionally as an authentic community of believers, we seek out the small-group dynamics of passionate discipleship.” If you answered no, Thank God. If you answered … Continue reading

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Seventy Times Seven

I was an English major in college, which effectively means that I know how to read a long boring book and write pages and pages on symbolic interpretation that may or may not be valid. What a crucial skill. But … Continue reading

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Is Religion a Crutch?

How often have you heard this — “Religion is a crutch that only weak people need?” If you’re not religious, your first thought may be, “That’s right!” If you are religious, your first thought may not be very charitable. But … Continue reading

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Sex, Religion, Politics — Conversation, Anyone?

Sex, religion, politics – funny how the most interesting topics are the ones we’re not supposed to address in polite company, that is, if we’re determined to keep things polite. While most of the time I am prosaically non-confrontational, I … Continue reading

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