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Nothing But the Blood

Nothing But the Blood

My wife has impeccable style. She keeps an eye on trends, looks for ways to innovate, and is in tune with her body. One of her spiritual gifts is thrift shopping for unique pieces to pull her eclectic wardrobe together. Somehow, she always finds the perfect outfit. However, this particular gift often runs head first into conflict with one of her others, cooking.

Consider this a plea from the lead launderer in our household. Her most fabulous, well-fitting, stylish outfit is only ever one homemade tomato sauce away from ruin. What she doesn’t realize is...

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This Bird was Meant for More

This Bird was Meant for More

Amazed at the beauty of this awesome winged creature, I drew closer to the cage for an up-close-and-personal shot. My presence apparently spooked the...

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He Emptied Himself

He Emptied Himself

Our culture leads us to believe that good things follow those who do good. We operate within a quasi-karma understanding that forms a basis...

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Flooded with Purpose

Flooded with Purpose

“Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of...

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Why Did God Give the Ten Commandments?

Why Did God Give the Ten Commandments?

If you grew up in the Church, you have heard quite a lot about the Ten Commandments. In my experience, and those of many...

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The Big Story

The Big Story

In Stranger Than Fiction, Will Ferrell plays IRS agent Harold Crick, whose life goes from humdrum to anything but when he begins to hear...

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Why Christian Zionism is Sinful

Why Christian Zionism is Sinful

In light of the recent news of the bloody protests in Gaza, I was reminded of a topic that is important for American Christians...

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True Freedom

True Freedom

“If you have to run away from something that used to be an idol, you’re actually still enslaved to it. You shouldn’t just be...

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How Purity Culture Hurt Me More Than My Abuser

How Purity Culture Hurt Me More Than My Abuser

I grew up in church, and consequently, in a purity culture. I thought the “modest is hottest” shirts were cooler than any brand at...

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Why Did Jesus Say God Had Forsaken Him?

Why Did Jesus Say God Had Forsaken Him?

In Matthew 27:46, Jesus, while on the cross, says something remarkable:

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice,...

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