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  • When You’re Just a Big Loser

    Sometimes you think you’re getting somewhere, you know, with this whole growing up in Jesus business. You’re hitting your Bible regularly and going deep, not just the quick pass over a verse and a thought but digging in and rocking it. Your prayer life is consistent and gets more involved than “Help!” and “Please!” (not …[ read more ]

  • Violence, Religious Frauds – Love in the Age of Suppression

    If you’re looking to the Bible for morality stories, it will quickly leave you frustrated. Oh, it’s loaded with stories and occasionally there’s a person in that story making a right choice, but three stories later, that same person may be choosing the wrong way. In fact, in many biblical stories, everyone is wrong. That’s …[ read more ]

  • The Man Who Hated Me in the Coffee Shop

    And do you think they’ll line up to thank us when we turn their world upside down? When we exclude all the ways they devise to build their own stairways to heaven and point to the solitary stairway that hung on a cross, do you think they’ll applaud in breathless awe? When our words declare …[ read more ]

  • Seasick from Traveling with Jesus

    Wow. I get it now. Ever have a moment like that? Just, wow.   For years, more than I care to number, I encountered wave after wave after relentless wave of trial. Ironically, writers are advised to do that to our main characters, “make them suffer,” “when things are bad, make them worse,” “increase the …[ read more ]

  • Yelling “Jesus” in a Crowded Theater

    Like so many of you, I read the book of Acts and want my life to look like that of the first followers of Christ. It doesn’t. But, there’s no reason it can’t. None. We live in times like that into which the early church was born. Political superpowers. Factions. Arrogant leaders who wish to …[ read more ]