Archive for July 2014

Thankfulness

While I spend a lot of my time on here pontificating and waxing (un)poetically about the nature of life, the difference between faith and belief, truth and lies, love and hate, etc, today I am convicted to write about thankfulness. I have much to be thankful for, and even though I don’t always feel like…

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Loving Driscoll, Coulter, Jakes and Osteen.

There are so many people who claim to speak for “Christianity” that I wish to have nothing to do with. I wish they would go away or that someone with authority would tell them that they are not Christians and that they do not speak for Jesus. But that’s not going to happen. And so…

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The Truth is Human, too

One of the most compelling, ironic, and terrifying passages in the bible for me is John 18. It may sound weird, but I think verse 38 should be seen as one of the most serious warnings for us who study such things. John 18 finds Jesus before Pilate. After a series of questions, Pilate utters…

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Faith pt III: The Aspect of Trust.

This is going to be a short post. I have a sick baby and my brain is more engaged with that than the work of thinking.While listening to the sermon at church today, I got to thinking about how trust is a crucial aspect of faith that has nothing to do with belief. Trust does…

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The Objective Fallacy, or, Taking Back the Bible

The fallacy of thinking that we can read anything without doing the work of interpretation has reached critical mass. I find this fallacy most often attached to the bible. Too often I hear Christian leaders claim for their interpretation of the bible absolute authority. It sounds like this (tell me if it rings any bells):…

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The Cynical Confession of Cynicism

It is, at times, easy to hide my cynicism from myself. I seem to have mastered the art of concealing my attitudes and feelings about certain things in life from myself and thereby from my conscious stream of communication. Yet sometimes my cynicism makes of itself an obvious presence. Sometimes, given the right circumstances, my…

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On the Wrong Side of History

Have you ever wondered what history will make of the things you are concerned with? This is of course, not to trivialize the things that are real issues (such as earning enough money to buy food, getting enough sleep, etc) that no one in history will ever know about. What I mean are the large…

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The Concept of God

It’s almost funny how many times I’ve had a conversation with someone that includes, at one point or another, their confession to having a problem with “the concept of god.” Almost funny.It’s funny how things can be almost funny but upon further inspection definitely not funny. How that’s funny is beyond me. “Funny” is a…

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