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TGIF

Thank God It’s Friday! It’s funny how often we say that phrase and its famous acronym on the other 51 Fridays of the year, and how rarely we apply it to today, the Friday for which we ought to be … Continue reading

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Seven

Seven is a number that seems to pop up a lot in the Bible. And according to George Costanza, it’s also a great name for a baby…   SUSAN: It’s not a name. It’s a number. GEORGE: I know. It’s … 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 Lord Is Come

Have you ever noticed how Christmas song lyricists seem to play by their own rules? That’s always bugged me. Like most kids, I used to love Jingle Bells, but what the heck is a bobtail? And in the second verse … 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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The T-Word, Part 3: Father Abraham

Yesterday, we talked about the Book of Job, which teaches us that we’re supposed to trust God regardless of circumstances. But when it comes to the way this story discusses Job’s children, that is a difficult test. The testing of Abraham disturbs … Continue reading

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Shooting from (and Frowning at) the Hipps

I almost sent Shane Hipps an angry email a couple weeks ago. I’ve been listening to Hipps’ sermons via Podcast for several years now, you see, and become a big fan of his in the process. But on Sept. 2, … Continue reading

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