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Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity

Where do Jesus’ words, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” from Luke 23:34 fit regarding charity among believers who believe different things about how proper Christianity should be lived out and the content a proper Christian should believe?  Is this verse a hint or should it be kept at… Continue reading Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Dream

I decided I need some diversity in my reading list, so on a recent (awesome) trip to Asheville, NC with my lovely wife, I picked up this Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-seller, Between the World and Me.  To say this has been a challenging yet revealing read is akin to saying Michael Phelps is good at swimming.… Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Dream

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So Many Sins

For a period, I regretted my wife’s involvement with a hyper-Calvinist para-church organization on the basis that their (over) emphasis on sin was excessive and even potentially harmful.  *Disclaimer:  my wife is on the board of said organization and I’m happy that we generously give to it since it’s doing great gospel work regardless of… Continue reading So Many Sins

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White People are Frustrated

My fellow white folks:  Cry me a river if you feel like the whole conversation around race in our country is a moving target.   This “inconvenience” or perceived contradiction between recognizing our racial differences and the supposed “color-blindness” you so desire is a small price to pay for peace. I get it.  I used… Continue reading White People are Frustrated

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Prophets

Were the prophets in the Old Testament happy about delivering the messages they were commissioned by Yahweh to give? Was Jesus stoked when he picked up the prophetic tradition and delivered hard messages to his most common opponents, the religious/political elites?  I would say the answer is no in both of those cases.  The prophets… Continue reading Prophets