How to Lose the Race and Still Be A Hero

Anyone who says that the Bible is boring, or lacks a good sense of humor, isn’t reading the same book that I am. I love how the authors of Scripture have taken pot shots at the world around them, those they think are doing religion poorly, or those on the outside looking in. The disciples, when they picked up pen and parchment, typically took aim at each other. Take for instance John’s account of …

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Friday Poll Question

Greetings friends! Earlier this week, we introduced comments on the blog! This is a chance for us to have a little more interaction than just our (admittedly awesome) authors posting and the rest of the community reading. We are after all, in this together! So each Friday, I'm going to post a question for us to consider together. I hope that you'll take a moment to register for the comment…

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Not Post Anything

People these days are forever claiming that we live in a “Post-Something” world. There was talk a few years ago that we might be living in a Post-Racial society, meaning that racial differences don’t matter so much any more. Then the number of white supremacist groups shot up, under various euphemistic titles and disclaimers, while a string of tragic incidents led to the declaration that Black Lives…

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Make Like a Tree: Trunk

This is the second post in a 5-post series entitled, “Make Like a Tree.” Feel free to check out each of the posts! Last week we talked about our “roots;” the things that have developed in our lives to make us who we are today. This week we’ll talk about the product of those roots, and what breaks through the surface into the light of day. What we present to the world, our core values and beliefs, grow from…

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Rolling Stones

“When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. Then he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. M…

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