they’ll know we are…

I still remember the day very clearly. We were so convinced for our cause. Standing down the road from Chattanooga’s only operable abortion clinic we linked hands in silent protest against the practice of abortion. We were part of the Life Chain and our witness was there to show people that we cared about the…

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close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

In her 2010 book, Almost Christian, Kenda Creasy Dean coined a phrase to describe what she and her colleagues were seeing in their research in American youth groups at the time. The phrase, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, pointed to the fact that teens they observed were practicing a form of “Christianity” being modeled for them that…

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hitler’s girlfriend

It’s weird how a memory sticks with you sometimes. I can’t remember the name of the venue (although I think it was Metro Cafe), but I’ll never forget seeing one song performed by the band Dime Store Prophets. I honestly couldn’t tell you any of their other songs, but I can still hear this one…

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the way home

I did something a couple of days ago I hadn’t done in quite some time. I opened up my Bible. Now I know this probably comes as a huge shock to many of you, especially if you knew my previous vocation. But honestly, the last couple of years have been filled with a lot of…

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wwjd

I don’t know about you, but I’m not the biggest fan of living through history. Granted, I think the age of technology makes this all the more intolerable as 24 hour news cycles berate us with the latest happening and tragedies. But I think we will all look back on these days of living through…

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us vs. them

I’m tired y’all. And it’s probably not what you think. You see, I love politics. I even love talking about them and having a good old-fashioned debate. But I am thoroughly exhausted in our demonizing those who don’t agree with us. You will sometimes even hear people say, “I don’t want to get too political,…

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separation and good friday

Every year as I walk through Holy Week I try to have a fresh perspective. This year it has been thrust upon us all. And yet, there are still those determined to recreate the norm, defy scientific advice and endanger their own and those they come into contact with. I’m honestly at a loss for…

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endgame

PSA: This is a spoiler free blog post. Endgame: Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know what this lovely little contraction means. And if you’re anything like me and my family, you’ve already been to the theater at least once. In fact, if you’ve ever read my blog at all or listened to…

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the cross and death

Every year as I step into Holy Week I try to have a fresh perspective. What can the week of Jesus’ passion say to me that enriches Easter and my faith once again? I think about the creeds. From The Apostle’s Creed we confess, “He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;…

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but seek first

If you’re anything like my wife and I, then you just love talking about money. In fact, I am sure you absolutely love talking about it when it seems like there isn’t enough. If I could rank this in my favorite conversations to have, it would definitely top out the list. Now that your daily…

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