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All for Love

All for Love

Valentine’s Day brings together two central themes of the Bible: Love and Sacrifice.  My brief wiki search tells me that St. Valentine lived in the 3rd century and was martyred during Claudius II’s reign.  The legend goes that he was killed for sharing the...

Our Identity – Guest Post from Charles Spurgeon

Our Identity – Guest Post from Charles Spurgeon

Today’s post is from an English Pastor named Charles Spurgeon.  Spurgeon wrote a series of devotionals called Morning and Evening.  I think this one is especially fantastic.  The language was updated for modern readers by Alistair Begg.  You can see the post on...

Stuff for the Stupefied

Stuff for the Stupefied

I’m easily overwhelmed. Maybe that’s not the right word. Stupefied. That’s closer. There are topics, issues, subjects that I’m just not equipped to handle. I can’t understand why the Millennium started in 2001 instead of 2000. You can...

The Gospel for Everyone

The Gospel for Everyone

If I found a key on the road, and discovered it fit and opened a particular lock at my house, I would assume most likely that the key was made by the lock maker. And if I find set of teachings set out in pre-modern oriental society that has proven itself of such...

Bread for all

Bread for all

One of the more doubt-inducing statements Christ spoke was this: Never be anxious about what we eat or what we wear because our Father knows what we need. Never? In the time it takes me to write this post, someone will have starved. Probably several someones. Probably...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

How should you pray for your kids? There are numerous things to pray for, but what are the most important? At the top of the list should be salvation. Pray that God would save them from their sins. How? By repenting of their sin and placing their faith in the work...

Faith and Doubt

Faith and Doubt

At the beginning of this year, I went through minor surgery, so minor in fact, that I was awake throughout. As I looked at the instruments, remembered the description of the procedure, and contemplated the cutting and poking and burning and sewing that was going to...

A sprinting, squinting, shoving age

A sprinting, squinting, shoving age

“In the future there will be no internet. There will only be a machine that you step into and it sucks 10 years out of your life.” -Mike Birbiglia I saw this quote when looking for a similar one, and then got distracted by a tweet from Judy Bloom (yes, she is on...

Taste and See…

Taste and See…

The most convincing salesperson has nothing to gain, they just love what they’re pushing. You probably know people like this. They hustle like they’re trying to feed their kids, but not for financial gain. They’re just passionate. Passionate about the best peach, the...

 

How Early Was the Bible Written?

How Early Was the Bible Written?

If you’re like me, you’ve had several questions about where, and particularly when, the Bible came from. Some people say we didn’t have the New Testament until the 5th century.  And that there may have been some major monkeying with the Jesus legend...

Justified

Justified

There’s a difference between being healthy and being healthier. Over the last 3 months, I’ve lost a lot of weight for me. And as I get healthier, with the full disgust of what I used to be in my mind, I’m stoked. And it only takes one conversation to come back down....

Prayer, our most precious resource

Prayer, our most precious resource

As a taller person, I’m not a great swimmer. I know those aren’t mutually exclusive, but if you can touch the bottom of the pool, why swim? This is part of why I’ll never use swimming for exercise. The other reason is that swimming for exercise is terrible. Not...