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Baldy’s Thirst Birthday

On August 25, I say goodbye to my early 40s, and I’m not super happy about that. So I’ve decided to postpone Age 45 by donating my upcoming birthday to a worthy cause – and you can help. About this time … 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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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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The (Other) S-Word: Done?

Over the past five months, I’ve written more than 13,000 words in 10 blog posts on the topic of the Holy Spirit. I think that might be enough. Not because I’ve provided (or even acquired) a fulsome understanding of the … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 2: Wind

Ruach. Pneuma. Spiritus. No, those aren’t magic words that Harry Potter could have used to turn Draco Malfoy into a mug of butterbeer, they’re the word ‘spirit’ in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. And what strikes me today about these words is … Continue reading

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God Keeps No Record of Wrongs

Today, we return to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, which we touched on in God is Love, God is Patient and God is Kind – chiefly because this famous verse begins ‘Love is patient, love is kind…‘ The declaration from that passage I’d like to focus … 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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