Flirting with Faith

Woke this morning thinking about sacrifice and how infrequently most of us, myself included, actually sacrifice anything of true value to ourselves for God and others. Sure we give money to our favorite charities. But when is the last time we actually parted with money that would have gone to paying our bills or buying…

This was originally posted last year, but it’s on my mind again today… Reading a “secular” textbook this morning about the roots of Americans’ tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: “Calvin’s doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in work…as a visible sign that one was…

This was originally posted last year, but it’s on my mind again today… Reading a “secular” textbook this morning about the roots of Americans’ tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: “Calvin’s doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in work…as a visible sign that one was…

Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers thought-provoking daily reflections and inspirational Easter season stories for Palm Sunday, Fig Monday, Great Tuesday, Spy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and…

Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers thought-provoking daily reflections on Palm Sunday, Fig Monday, Great Tuesday, Spy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and…

I don’t care about heaven or hell. There, I said it. As I’ve watched the flood of blog posts, Tweets, television interviews and articles about Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person that Ever Lived and the response of folks like John Piper and Justin Taylor, I can’t…

Columbia University Professor David Epstein was arrested last week and charged with having “consensual” sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter. Epstein’s lawyer, Matthew Galluzzo, tells ABCNews.com:  “Academically, we are obviously all morally opposed to incest and rightfully so. At the same time, there is an argument to be made in the Swiss case to let go…

GRAPHIC: http://asbojesus.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/934/ ©Jon Birch Coming out of the Christian Closet By Becky Garrison As part of my ongoing pilgrimage to chat up the themes I raise in my book Jesus Died for This?, I’ve begun to connect with an increasing number of folks who seem to be searching for a connection outside of themselves though…

A Twitter friend I met in California posted the following Tweet that got me thinking… The conversation that followed went like this… What do you think?  Can one person apologize for another? Should we?  

More than 4200 Christians from across the globe will spend the next week and a half discussing the future of evangelicalism as part of the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism in Cape Town, South Africa. You can follow the Congress via video and audio through posts on Twitter and Facebook . I’ll also be posting…

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