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Real Woman Manifesto

On our local Christian Radio Station, I heard an episode of Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ show “Revive our Hearts,” in which […]

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Missions: the Passion, the Pain & the Progress

At a missions conference, the organizer asked speakers, "Tell us what missions is REALLY like. What is the inside story?" Here is my best attempt to summarize our 5 years, while sharing the true highs and lows of missionary life.

The Sled: An Allegory

This 2008 post is a sneak-peak into my recently “published” e-book A Faith in Dialogue. If you enjoy the post why […]

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The Good & Bad News of the Gospel

The message of the gospel…is first that we are in a terrible and dangerous situation...secondly that God in His love has rescued us from said situation...both are essential

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Truth

Truth? It comes down to two questions: 1) Does God have a perspective? 2) Does He make that perspective known to us? Answer no to either, and all truth is relative. Answer yes to both, and absolute truth exists.

Enya or Jesus: “Spiritual” or “Christian”

I know what you think this post is about: you think I am writing an angry post, denouncing Enya and inciting a CD-burning, right? Sorry, no. However, I DO find it interesting to compare Enya's words with those of Christ. Which is more true...?

The Serpent’s Song

When Satan comes to "deceive, if possible, even the elect," (Mat. 24:24) what words does he say? Whether in Liberalism or in Humanism or in the Emergent Church, or all the way back in Eden - the basic promise and the basic lie is still the same.

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The Good and Bad News of a Bodily Resurrection

The Bible does not speak of the afterlife as only a place inhabited by spirit beings. Rather, our bodies AND our souls will be there, in the new heavens and new earth. This is both good and bad news...

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Looking for Home in a Post-Denominational Context

Through all my church and educational life, people have encouraged me to not just believe what others believe, but to search the Scriptures to find out what I believe on various topics. Now that I have done so, I have no idea where "home" is...

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Psalm 51: how to repent like a champ!

Psalm 51 is my "go to" passage when I need to repent. Written by David after the Bathsheba escapade, it is a psalm of aching and pure repentance, which charts a path from sin, to becoming a "man after God's own heart."

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Anxiety

A podcast on fighting fear and anxiety. Philippians 4:6-7.

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Enya or Jesus: “Spiritual” or “Christian”

I know what you think this post is about: you think I am writing an angry post, denouncing Enya and inciting a CD-burning, right? Sorry, no. However, I DO find it interesting to compare Enya's words with those of Christ. Which is more true...?

The Campolos on Homosexuality

When I saw the Campolos' audio available on this topic, I was instantly interested. It was Tony Campolo who has influenced my beliefs on this topic several years ago. In one of the first "emergent" books which I read (entitled, "Letters to a Young Evangelical"), Tony spends a lot of time encouraging the next generation to not get on the political band-wagon of their parents. Older Evangelicals, he complains, are concerned about nothing other than abortion and homosexuality. Are they unaware that there is more to Christianity than this? In this book, I thought Tony provided a good and probably needed counter-point to the over-emphasis on these topics, and especially how they are pursued in politics. However, the application which I took away from this book was, "Homosexuality and abortion are not important. Don't think about them or focus on them at all." Was this what he was saying? No. Was this his intended result? I don't know. However, this is the impact it had on me. (Note: the post "My Stand On Abortion" represents my pendulum-swing back, away from Campolo's influence on abortion).

Piper: “Behold now the…severity of God!”

I listened to an excellent sermon today by John Piper entitled "The Echo and Insufficiency of Hell, Part 1." (Read transcript here) This sermon touched on a topic which has been rolling around in my brain recently, and provides a strong and much needed word of correction especially to the liberal/emergent influence which provides a confusion and distortion of Biblical truth in our day. If we believed in hell, I think it would - quite literally - light a fire benieth us all. ... By contrast, the Evangelical church seems to be having an identity crisis, precisely because it has forgotten why it was sent. ... Without hell, church becomes nothing more than a social club, the goal of the club becomes nothing more than having "good" meetings, and a good meeting-hall, and evangelism becomes a gimmicky attempted expansion of the club.