8-Year-Old Women

Today, I attended my 4-year-old niece’s dance recital.  It was a pretty fun recital, with some amazingly talented dancers.  However, I was troubled at the presentation of some of the girls in the performance.  Normally, I am concerned by the teenager girls’ costumes for these events, which can often be revealing and provocative.  I was […]

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Transitions…

Next month, our family will relocate to Ogden, UT.  I have accepted a position there at Washington Heights Baptist Church as the senior high school pastor.  I am very excited about the opportunity, but we are very nervous as well.  Most of our immediate family lives within 45 minutes of our home in Denver.  I’m […]

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Vanity

Lately, I feel as though I am more aware of the brokenness in our world.  I’m not sure if it comes with increased age (I’m almost out of my 20s!) but I’ve been able to relate more and more to the Preacher of Ecclesiastes in recent months.  I have wondered if perhaps things are getting […]

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The Blind Men and the Elephant

Most readers will recognize that this little parable is not completely original. John Godfrey Saxe wrote the poem that made the Indian parable famous to Westerners. Here is a spin on that parable; I hope neither Saxe nor others will mind: A group of blind men were once led to an elephant. Each man was […]

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The Role of Jesus’ Sacrifice

An Episcopal church in California is holding discussions regarding whether Jesus’ death on the cross plays a part in our salvation, or if it is an unnecessary and damaging aspect of historical Christian theology. If one affirms the doctrine of inerrancy of Scripture, it’s a difficult stance to take. My affirmation of the doctrine of […]

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Media Fast-Internet

Today I begin a 7-day media fast as part of an assignment for a class, “Ethics and Modern Culture.” I have chosen to fast from the Internet, since that is the digital media I access the most and the one by which I am most distracted. So, beginning now, no BBC.com, no blogs, no checking […]

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To Parents (regarding Virginia Tech University)

I sent this email to parents at our church today regarding the shooting at Virginia Tech. Dear CHS Parents: I am writing to you in regards to the horrible tragedy that occurred yesterday on the campus of Virginia Tech University. Though the shooting incident happened about 1,500 miles away, it still has obviously burdened our […]

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bethinking.org Website

I have recently discovered a great website on Christian thought and philosophy: bethinking.org. It is support by the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, a Christian ministry in the U.K.

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The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia! Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!Unto Christ, our heavenly king, Alleluia!Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia! But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!Our salvation have procured; […]

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