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Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of helping serve and talk through Communion with our small group that we attend weekly. I am by no means a preacher (actually, I’m really bad at it… just ask my former Biblical Preaching professor!). But Communion, as a physical space where we meet grace in unison, at […]

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I am something of a coffee snob. Not in the “I’ll only drink Starbucks” sort of way – oh no. More like an “I look down my nose on anyone who might think Starbucks is good coffee” sort of way. Anytime someone offers me coffee at a party or gathering, I politely refuse, secretly (or […]

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“We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life) Simplicity has been at the forefront of my mind lately. Simplicity, contentment, our tendency to be ravenous consumers, […]

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Two articles caught my eye this weekend. The first was an article on recent comments made by Richard Dawkins about his affinity for some Christian traditions. In response to a question from an audience member that stated he called himself a Christian minister despite his disbelief in the supernatural, Dawkins stated: “I would describe myself […]

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We don’t know it, but we feel it.  We spend all of our time busy, distracted, amused, and entertained. We don’t sit in our cars without the radio on. We can’t be alone with ourselves for three minutes without finding a chore to fill up time or turning on Netflix to watch the next episode […]

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After posting Post-Homophobic Christianity, I received a very interesting comment.  I’d like to share part of it and get some feedback, as well as provide a short response.  I’d also like to ask a few questions, in hopes of understanding where this kind of thinking comes from.  I look forward to the conversation. Comment: “Nature You said […]

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I Was Homophobic Sadly, I grew up a homophobic kid.  My environment demanded it.  I am fortunate to have a very patient and forgiving friend, to this day, who I bullied, as a kid, at church, for being gay.  She is an amazing human, and I have not always been. When I first saw that […]

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So it was a regular Monday morning like any other. I woke up at 4:00 A.M., prayed for a couple of hours, fed a hungry kid, then read Ephesians. In Greek. I then went to class and enjoyed every minute of it and soaked in every single word my professor said. After all of my […]