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As long as you love them — how to show love to others, even when it’s inconvenient

Acts 11 ———- I always found this song incredibly creepy for the sole reason that, out of the context of the boys talking about one particular girl, the chorus implies that it’s...

Real bread: why Jesus is for everyone

Acts 10 ———- Bread is a simple food. You get some flour and water and yeast, maybe a little salt, mix it all together and stick that bad boy in the oven until it rises. People eat it...

What it’s (supposed to be) like to become a Christian

Acts 9 ——– Many of my blogs insist on Christians doing things a little bit better. And we certainly have room for improvement. But we often confuse behavioral improvement with the pr...

Social theocracy — how we turn the Bible into ballistic missiles

Acts 7 ———   We don’t live in a theocracy. While the country might have been founded on Christian moral principles, the United States has never enforced particular religio...

What to do about… well, you know.

Acts 5 ——– Right now, people of all creeds and political alignment are very concerned about current events in this country (namely the gay marriage topic), and Christians are struggl...

Who am I praying to?

Acts 4 ——– http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/03/20/asteroid-threat-earthly-budgets/ NASA said, if we were to hear of an asteroid striking earth in a matter of weeks, pray, because ...

Why talking about Jesus bothers people, and why you should do it anyway

Acts 4 ——– If you say you believe in God, most people won’t throw a fit. Some might walk away thinking you’re delusional, but the great majority of people will “res...

What church should look like

I haven’t been in every church in America, but I’ve been to enough to see that there are vast differences between them.  I’ve seen the awesome, and I’ve seen the very ugly. Whi...

Open wide — how to make personal decisions or elect church leaders without being impulsive

Acts 1 ———- I confess that I’m pretty impulsive when it comes to food.  My wife would agree that I’m a bit of a tightwad, but when it’s time to eat, my wallet opens...

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