Unconditional Love is an Oxymoron

  All of my life I have heard Christians talk about the unconditional love of God.  I’ve heard, and even spoken, about the love of God being without conditions, while people tend to love with conditions.  As I think about love and what love really is, I have come to an understanding that “unconditional love”

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Eve: A Novel (book review)

As I read my Bible I often have wondered what it would have been like to have been there observing the story as it unfolds — to have seen Moses part the Red Sea, to have seen Elijah on Mt. Carmel opposite the prophets of Baal, to have seen the crucifixion. For me it’s always

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3 Reasons Why I Can’t Support Kim Davis

Most have already heard about County Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses based upon her religious convictions.  She is now sitting in a jail cell for refusing to comply with court orders.  While I do applaud her convictions, and I do agree, that according to the Bible, same-sex marriages is not

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Are you a Christian Cannibal?

Sometimes Christians resort to what I would call Christian cannibalism. It’s where we, as fellow believers, tend to eat our own . . . symbolically speaking. It’s what happens when we talk about another believer in a critical, judgmental way.  It’s where we “throw someone under the bus” when they sin in a way that

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Are You Being You?

Be yourself!  That’s something that we’ve heard all of our lives.  Yet, so many people, myself included, do not really live as themselves.  We live in such a competitive society where we are always comparing ourselves with others, which tends to cause us to not be comfortable with who we really are. I am not

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Are You Really Living?

“Every man dies, but not every man really lives” so said William Wallace in the movie Braveheart.  It’s a great quote and one that I think is a very true statement.  I think that it’s very appropriate for the Christian walk. Every single person on earth is going to die someday.  Everyone single person who has

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Labels are for Cans and Clothes, Not People

Soren Kierkegaard stated, “When you label me, you negate me.”  I love this statement.  We humans sure to tend to want to label people.  We want to categorize people.  It seems that we love to group people into boxes. The problem with labeling people is that we are wrong about them the majority of the time.

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I Murdered Someone This Week

I murdered someone this week. I got away with it, too .  . . well sort of. I like to think of myself as a good Christian man.  I try to follow the teachings of Jesus.  I try to love folks the way that Jesus loves me.  I try to not hold grudges, unforgiveness or

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WHAT IF?

This is a great article written by a very precious woman of God. Let’s ask God for bigger dreams and believe for bigger things.

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The Golden Rule = Grace

Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. (Luke 6:31) This is one of Jesus’ most famous and most oft repeated sayings.  This is often called The Golden Rule.  It’s something that most parents try to teach their children.  We see it quoted by Christians and non-Christians alike.  This is really grace

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