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Do I Really Want To Die?

“Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.” Can I be honest with you?  I mean, we don’t really know each other.  All we have is this binary relationship which social science does not seem to put much stock in.  Well, if you insist.  Straight up, I’m a flaming hypocrite. This word hurts.  It assaults me to …

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Get Lost! (not really…well, I mean it but you have to see why)

Hehe…so even after a title like that you curiously decided to read anyways?  I like you; this will work.  I’m glad you could sense the sarcasm and were perceptive enough to understand that things are not quite like they appear, even this blog. Anywho, have you ever known any jerks while you were growing up?  You know, the punks who …

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Finding Life in the Path of Perishing (pt 2)

“There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian.  Many people will never read the first four.” ~ Gypsy Smith In my previous post I briefly explored the ramifications of what life could be like if believers in Christ actually took His Sermon on the Mount seriously.  The sermon is a drastic call to radical discipleship, one of …

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Finding Life in the Path of Perishing (pt 1)

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried. ~ G.K. Chesterton I was recently provided the opportunity to preach once again at my local congregation.  We are currently going through the gospel of Matthew and I was tasked to provide an introduction and overview of the Sermon on the Mount. Have you …

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Party Like It’s Eternity!

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. ~ Christopher Lasch For the past few days I was camping with a portion of men from my church.  This retreat is an annual occurrence, however, we call it Men’s Assault because men do not retreat. One of the main running advertisements for this event is that all guys who go will get to …

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The Inconvenience of Convenience (pt 2)

“You know what’s easier than applying sunscreen?  Not going outside.” ~ Jim Gaffigan Last week I wagged my long, bony finder and made a bold indictment upon modern, first-world Christianity. I believe that there is an unholy alliance between Christianity and convenience, despite the way of Christ being so contrary to it.  As I contemplate His brutal death upon a …

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The Inconvenience of Convenience (pt 1)

An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.” ~ Mitch Hedberg The inhabitants of first world nations are no stranger to convenience.  It has become so commonplace that many of us have grown to expect it and utter chaos …

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50 Shades To Weigh

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.”  (Mt. 5:14) Preface: Do you enjoy your sense of vision? Seriously.  Are you grateful for your ability to see, or is it so commonplace that this question seems absurd? I got my first pair of glasses at age 10.  I could NOT believe the world I saw after stepping out …

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How to Find the Euphoria of Enough

I am easily satisfied with the very best. ~ Winston Churchill My youngest daughter is currently eighteen months old, and I can tell that this world has met its match.  Lord knows I have.  She has a personality that is already ‘kicking down doors.’  She just dominates. There can be two sides to this coin called relentless, and when dealing …