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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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Advent Adventures: Scary?

I realized this week that Advent is my favorite season of the church year – except when I think too much about it. I love the structure and the rhythm of the Advent season – the way its Sundays have themes that … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 6: NT, Right?

After three posts and more than 4,000 words on the Old Testament (OT), you’re finally going look at the NT, Right? I can’t tell you how many people have asked me that question in the past couple of weeks. (I really … Continue reading

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And On That Day

I said goodbye to a close friend I didn’t know very well last night. As I said on Facebook a couple of days ago, Jennifer Pastirik and I didn’t really interact all that much. Over the eight years we knew … Continue reading

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God is Joyful

When I speculate about the emotions God feels on a regular basis, a few spring to mind: anger and disappointment make the cut for sure. So do serenity and pity. On the plus side, I’m sure He feels  satisfaction occasionally and even parental pride … Continue reading

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God Gives Hope

Hope. She’s not just a Days of Our Lives character anymore. Initially, I wanted to call this post God is Hope, but dangit, that’s not a phrase I could find anywhere in the Bible. None of the authors of the Good Book … Continue reading

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Splitting Heirs

We’re about to find out whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will be the next George Washington. As crazy as it seems, that’s the reality. One of these two men will be elected on Tuesday to the same office first … Continue reading

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