Category Archives: bible

Another Stupid Bible Study

There are no wacky coffeehouses in Springfield. I’ve been to some crazy little java joints in Kansas City and St. Louis with lots of edgy art, painfully miscellaneous furniture, parental advisory music, lengthy vegan menus, and baristas with tattoos on … Continue reading

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Chicago Homily

Last month (June 11, 2010, to be exact) my wife Christina and I traveled to Chicago to celebrate the wedding of our friends Lisa-Marie and Mircea. Christina was the Matron of Honor, and I was the Co-Officiant, with the task of delivering the homily, which is like a formal mini-sermon. Continue reading

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Will the Real Muslims Please Stand Up?

A great question came up in our Socrates Cafe discussion last night. (Topic: Muslimerica) The question is, does a Christian have any right to decide who the True Muslims are? Or the true Hindus? Or the true Buddhists? Do Muslims … Continue reading

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Captain Hook: the Only True Biblical LIteralist

Do you read the Bible 100% literally? “If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to … Continue reading

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Scripture Memorization is for Old-Timers

I would say I have internalized a fair amount of Scripture. Maybe more than average for an American my age. Maybe less than average for a pastor. And some of that internalized scripture is indeed memorized. In other words, I … Continue reading

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The Mustard Tree

I don’t like mustard. Even brown mustard is something I usually avoid, and I am most definitely not a fan of the yellow stuff. But I got a fresh glimpse of the mustard tree this morning, and I want to … Continue reading

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A Body In Motion

A day in LA, and millions of faces are looking for movement ‘Cause everything’s stuck and everything’s frozen And everyone’s broken and nobody moves And everyone’s scared that the motion will never come… This is the incompletion, stuck in a … Continue reading

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