Category Archives: Thoughts on Scriptures

What I Wish I Had Learned In Seminary

What I Wished I Had Learned in Seminary I am grateful for seminaries and for the example of the dedicated scholars who invested in my education. At the same time, while I do believe in leadership, I don’t believe in … Continue reading

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Believe Both

Believe Both I like the bible. I like that almost each time I read it I am amazed at how precisely the author has captured the truth and complexity of being human. I like the counsel, wisdom, scenes of glory … Continue reading

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Christian Parkour

God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh,the God of your ancestors—the … Continue reading

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Glamour Shot Church

Glamour Shot Church The most accurate picture of what I look like is on my driver’s license. I hate that picture. On a couple of occasions I have needed professional headshots taken. I love those even though I don’t really … Continue reading

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Why Church is a Zoo?

I realize this a common theme in this blog. But imagine if as children we had learned this value. Last night at church I let the kids pick a favorite plastic toy. They could pick a frog, lizard, or snake. … Continue reading

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Afraid of “L”

Afraid of “L” Most of my Christian life I have been afraid of “L.” It is similar to grade school, when more than anything I did not want to be a sissy. I don’t think a worse epithet could have … Continue reading

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Am I Still An Evangelical?

    I am a granddad, an unaffiliated voter, a half-Swede, half-Alabama hillbilly, and a scooter rider. My spiritual/religious identity used to be just as clear. I began my spiritual life as a fully committed fundamentalist. I proudly belonged to … Continue reading

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