Monthly Archives: January 2011

J.C. Phone Home?

Did Jesus die for E.T., Spock and the Na’vi, too? Or is Salvation a Homo sapiens-only club? This weird, über-nerdy question occurred to me the other night on my way home from a Bible Study meeting, and I can’t decide … Continue reading

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Hindsight Series, Part 3: Women

I know this is going to come as a shock to some of you, but before I met Karen, I didn’t have much success with women. No, no – it’s true. In fact, the number of females I’d ‘known’ (in … Continue reading

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The L-Word

‘My sin was to love her.’ As I read those sad words in a semi-trashy historical romance novel the other day, I felt moved to tell the fictitious Roman Catholic priest, ‘Love is never a sin.’ And it occurred to … Continue reading

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Hindsight Series, Part 2: Work

If you’d asked me in 2002 if I felt like I’d grown much in the years since my 1999 baptism, I’d have said no. But in hindsight, I was wrong: I had developed enough of a relationship with God to … Continue reading

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Rob the Robe?

I found out on Saturday that someone went to church recently because of my blog. Praise God! The person in question didn’t go to MY church, but that’s a pretty trivial technicality in the grand scheme of things … I … Continue reading

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Hindsight Series, Part 1: Booze

‘Dear God, if you get me out of this, I’ll get baptized. Not only that, I’ll become a real Christian – a soldier in your army. Just get me out of this and I’m yours. Amen.’ I prayed this prayer … Continue reading

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Hindsight

Sometimes I look back in envy at biblical figures who were chosen to interact directly with the Almighty – from Adam to Zechariah. We only have a 2,000-year-old book, prayer and intuition to rely on, but if they had a … Continue reading

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