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My Divided Self

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Do you ever struggle with loving others? Is it easier to judge, criticize, polarize, and reject than to overlook weaknesses, bless, and embrace? Do you ever feel like your heart is more like a block of wood than a living, feeling part of you? If so, find out what God recently revealed to me as a key to loving others. You might be surprised…

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Following Jesus: An Out of Boat Experience

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In discussing my biblical views with some Christians—especially the one about God saving all—I’m always a little surprised how tightly they cling to every jot and tittle they’ve been taught in church (many of them not even biblical), as if their church (or they themselves) can’t be wrong about anything. Even when you suggest a way of interpreting Scripture that makes a heck of a lot more sense, people don’t want to believe that there is any chance they are wrong, so they don’t even listen to valid or reasonable points I might bring up. I’ve thought a lot about why it’s so hard look at things through new lenses or to question what you’ve been taught. What is it that makes people either too afraid or too stubborn to look at things from a new viewpoint? (Read more…)

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The Word of the Day Century is Revolution

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Never in history has there been the opportunities for change like we have today. There’s a sense of global dissatisfaction with injustice, discrimination, poverty, and oppression, and there are the tools in place to give the once silent majority a voice. I can’t help but think, in addition to the many protests and movements of day, that one more overturn is needed—the overturn of the biggest lie of religious history. You can practically hear it rumbling and whistling down the tracks of time. It’s the sound of a Revolution! Read more…

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Getting Ready for the Rapture NOT

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news: the Rapture is scheduled for May 21, 2011, at 6:00 pm. Obviously this is a sham, but regardless, I no longer believe in a “Rapture,” as was ingrained in me to believe since I was a kid, and I think this Rapture Theology is very off-base and damaging to the cause of Christianity. Read more…

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Bin Laden: Rethinking the Victory Celebration

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The reactions of many Christians to Bin Laden’s demise has been a bit shocking and a lot eye-opening for me. “Welcome to hell…rot in hell…forgive Bin Laden? No way in hell.” Do we realize what we are saying? Is this the statement we really want to make to the world?

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Handling the Contradictions with Humility

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No matter what your particular belief flavor (assuming you are a Christian), there are holes and contradictions in your Bible if you take it at face value. For too long, we’ve dismissed legitimate questions—questions that demand thoughtful consideration. Read more…

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