Category Archives: Insight

Perfect?

Nobody’s perfect. In his recent Address the Mess sermon series, Atlanta megapastor Andy Stanley pointed out that when we say the above phrase – and we all say it from time to time – we’re acknowledging that ‘There is a perfect … Continue reading

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The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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The R-Word, Part 1

Remember. Without this little, three-syllable word, Spock’s death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would have been permanent. Think about that for a minute. If the iconic Vulcan (Leonard Nimoy) hadn’t uttered this little command during a quickie mind-meld … Continue reading

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Remember

If I had any smouldering worries about whether there’s life after Kent Dobson for Mars Hill Bible Church, they were doused decisively by a powerful sermon from author Glennon Doyle Melton on January 24. Doyle Melton, a blogger and author … Continue reading

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The Hooky Song

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never blogged about one of my biggest God Moments, and it is time to right that wrong. Here goes: It all started one day when I decided to play hooky from church … … Continue reading

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The (Other) L-Word, Part 6: Speed of Light

Last October, I was pretty proud of the work I’d done in The (Other) L-Word series to illuminate some of the connections between God and light, but a couple weeks ago, Tony Campolo took me to church. (Not literally, of … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: The Game

Yesterday, I talked through some ominous feelings I sometimes have about Advent, and concluded that the pre-Christmas/Second Coming season should be about anticipation filled with joy – not dread. And then Sadness and I had to go and rain on the … Continue reading

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Anti-pronoun?

In the last little while, I’ve heard more and more Christian leaders shying away from using gender-specific pronouns for God, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. “God poured God’s self into the world so God could redeem … Continue reading

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Is God Funny?

“__________ is proof that God exists, and that He has a sense of humor.” You’ve probably heard that before, with the blank filled in with ‘Sex’, or ‘The differences between men and women’ or ‘The duck-billed platypus’. And for my … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word Part 8: A Blast for Me

‘If any of this has been blasphemy to you, then good! Because it’s been a blast for me, too.’ I’ve referred to that quote, from 1980s Saturday Night Live writer A. Whitney Brown, a few times before, and I’m sorry … Continue reading

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