Lent 2020 | Day 24: “Awaken”

The act of hearing is not just allowing the sounds hit the eardrum. The idea is that we are supposed to be engaging our ability to reason.

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The irony of a “pop-culture church” in a culture where Christianity is not popular

It should be fairly obvious to any halfway observant Christian that over the last generation Christianity has gone from a religion that America endorsed, to a religion America ignored, to now being a religion that America is antagonistic toward. From the news articles about Christian schools losing their accreditation, to the ones concerning the potential […]

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The Top 5 ways Americans read our culture into Scripture

If you did not know, reading Scripture is a difficult endeavor at times. Since we do not share our language, culture, or literary nuances with the authors of these writings, at times we read aspects of our American culture into the words of Scripture. And many times it’s not always obvious…

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Lent Day #31 | Weakness

Yesterday we looked at power. Today we will look at weakness. One of the difficulties we face when we engage in the study of the bible is the use of juxtaposition. A juxtaposition is the comparison two ideas or concepts that are not related under normal circumstances, but whose connection makes the contrast more striking. […]

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Carrie Underwood | “Temporary Home”

I have always found music to be such an interesting medium for communication.  In the span of 3 to 4 minutes so much can be said.  The combination of words and images, the symbols, comparisons and illusions all helping to tell a story.  Then you add the musical component and you have something that will […]

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In times like these…

Shooting in Colorado The news out of Littleton, Colorado, is basically that it could have been worse. Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, 32, began shooting at middle school students as the were leaving to go home. The motive has not been identified, but in the end it doesn’t really matter. Murder is a horrible thing, but when […]

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