What's the least I can do and still be a Christian?

Welcome to a very originally titled “Good Question” series! For the month of February here on the Blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the best questions around the Christian faith, because we worship a God who loves a good question! I live with a pair of twin toddlers at home, and what unfolds in our house each and every night is what I believe unfolds in countless houses across the count…

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Between Already and Not Yet

If you’ve been paying close attention to these posts, first of all you have my thanks. But secondly, you may have noticed a bit of a theme developing this month. The theme is that we as followers of Jesus live in this incredibly awkward tension of the already and the not yet. We are already redeemed, but we are not yet in heaven. We are already purchased, but we are not yet with our maker. We a…

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Between Heaven and Hell

I was in Philadelphia. That should have been clue number one. But I was in Philadelphia, and I was riding in a bicycle race. It was the first year that I had been cycling with any kind of consistency, and I was a bit more confident in myself than I should have been. Case in point: for this LIVESTRONG cycling event, I was lined up in the starting chute about 4 rows back from Lance Armstrong. The…

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Between Now and Then

There are lots of things that make being a Christian…weird. What might be worst is that we live in to these little oddities without even noticing them. We’ve become so accustomed to them that they don’t even really flash across our radar. For instance, perhaps our biggest celebration includes phrases like eat his body and drink his blood. Of course, we could spend an entire blog post working throu…

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How should I pray?

As the parent now of three year olds, we’re starting to get into some really fun theological training. For instance, we started to recognize that they were noticing Christmas lights as we were driving around town, and so we started to say that Christmas was about Baby Jesus, and that Baby Jesus came to tell us that God loves everybody. Which, as far as it goes, is about as profound theology as a p…

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