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I’m SO Sorry: A Jihadist for Jesus Repents

   Once you’ve cut off a person’s nose, there is no point in giving him a rose to smell. ~ Indian proverb Romans 2:1-5 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment …

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Philippians 3: Where I Am, Have Been, & Am Going

So I know it doesn’t take much effort to make a blog post out of someone else’s words, but I have two reasons for doing this: 1)  It’s the Word of God…what words could be better?! (Isa. 40:8; 55:11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12) 2) Why reinvent the wheel?  If it’s been said just point people to the source. I …

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What is Love? Idol don’t hurt me no more.

Confession: I grew up watching Saturday Night Live.  I honestly don’t remember how an eight year old like myself at the time was introduced to this show, but it was fast, furious, and it stuck. I faintly recall a skit involving a very flatulent Kevin Kline in a jacuzzi and I guess I knew it was for me.  I’m sorry, …

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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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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 …