Making sense of the messy Bible

Jun 11, 2018 by

I’m convinced that if somebody simply rewrote books of the Bible in modern language and published it under a different name, most Christian bookstores would refuse to carry it because of all the violence and...

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Eucharist as appetizer

Oct 10, 2016 by

When our local church gathering ended last week, Emily turned to me and said she was hungry. Maybe that’s not that strange — our church ends about 12:15, just in time for lunch, but it’s not...

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Pacifist video games?

Feb 26, 2016 by

I just now came across a fascinating story from back in December about Kyle Hinckley, who managed to beat the game Fallout 4 without killing a single person. Well, not really. He managed to avoid directly...

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Syrian refugees and the Israelite exodus

Jan 29, 2016 by

An interesting story about some Syrian refugees in Toronto has been making the rounds, discussing how many are beginning to feel hopeless stuck in their hotels waiting to be processed. The article specifically...

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Christmas without incarnation

Jan 13, 2016 by

This past Christmas I noticed something: a lot of Christians talk about Christmas without talking about the incarnation, at least not in any meaningful way. This can be from conservatives or liberals (usually...

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Approaching apologetics

Nov 13, 2015 by

In my later teen and early young adult years, apologetics were a fairly important discipline to me. I read all of Lee Strobel’s The Case For… books. Looking back on them, there were some great ideas that...

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Engaging with the political system

Oct 15, 2015 by

With less than a week to go until the election, I’m going to try to summarize my general approach to faith and the political system. The caveats for this post: I’m talking about my context of a developed...

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If we burn, you burn with us

Nov 28, 2014 by

In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, the main character, Katniss, in the midst of the battle, delivers a powerful line to the president: We could take this at the simple level of a threat,...

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