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March 23, 2012 0

Gospel based racial reconciliation

By in General

Growing up in Oklahoma I am ashamed to admit that there was a low level, almost unstated racism in my culture. It was subtle enough that I thought it wasn’t even racism, just the reality of living in a mixed society. I am joyful to say that God has taken this away from me and [...]

March 20, 2012 0

My New Project

By in General

10 days ago I got married to the best woman in the world. God picked out a girl for me that is perfect for me in ways I would not have been able to ask for. His grace continues to overwhelm me. We have decided to take up a little project (or not so little, [...]

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March 6, 2012 0

Thoughts on Jesus’ Wrath and Grace in Tragedies

By in Theology

On Facebook today one of my soon-to-be cousins by marriage, whose faith and walk I completely respect, posted a link to this piece by John Piper and commented that he could not see this in the God that he knows. This intrigued me as I had read the piece and been thinking about it. So, after some time [...]

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February 23, 2012 0

A Debate on Prophecy

By in Theology

Thanks to Justin Taylor, here is a really good debate on prophecy in the New Testament and the church today. If you have any interest in the subject, or like me you have opinions that may not be anchored all that strongly, it is worth the time. My thoughts on the discussion are below. EMA [...]

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February 20, 2012 0

100 People: Uproot and Follow

By in Missional Living

Note: I am privileged to serve on the Austin Stone Story Team as a writer. I have been with the team a few months and it has been great for me, it’s an opportunity to serve the church body with my meager talents and tell the stories of what God is doing in our community [...]

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February 13, 2012 0

Doug Wilson’s Evangellyfish: A Review

By in General

Doug Wilson’s novel is a piercing and direct critique of the uniquely American religious institution, the mega-church. Wilson takes the gloves off in this story and aims straight for the heart of a mega-church, its pastor. Make no mistake, for any Christian that reads this book there will be discomfort, and probably a lot. But [...]

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February 8, 2012 0

Why Every Christian Should Be A ‘Writer’

By in General

The life of the mind is critical to the growth of a Christian, and my fear for our generation is that we have not been taught this from childhood and today we still have not committed ourselves to that pursuit. We are a people who value the Word of God. God chose to speak to [...]

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February 7, 2012 0

A Lifetime of Theology in Ephesians 1

By in Scripture

After reading Doug Wilson’s excellent post on Ephesians chapter 1 I wanted to create my own outline of Paul’s prayer in the first fourteen verses of this chapter. I find it helpful for me to parse Paul’s writing into a logical outline in order to really begin to grasp his intended meaning. I’ve posted it below, and I [...]

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February 7, 2012 0

Perspective on the HHS Regulations for Abortion Services and Religious Institutions

By in Culture

Robert Morrison at NRO has a great perspective on the new Obama regulations regarding religious institutions and the impending implementation of Obamacare. My twin granddaughters were born in a Catholic hospital last December. On Christmas Eve, they were rushed back into that same hospital, fighting for their lives. For nine days, we prayed without ceasing [...]

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January 17, 2012 0

Post-Modernism

By in Culture

This is just a short entry, but an important one. If you are in church circles I would bet my tax return that you have heard the term ‘post-modern’ tossed around by now. But do we really understand it? If you do not have a full grasp on the concept and its effect on the church [...]

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