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Give Me Some Bloody Rest

I’ve been thinking a lot about “restlessness” and “contentment” lately, because I’ve concluded a great deal of what I do to seek the latter consists of drowning the former in spreadsheets or wine or binge-TV or travel or sleep or any reverie that fixes the mind somewhere else–captivated, soothed, or just put away.  We seek..

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“Christianity” Today

God Truly Hates Hypocrites A friend of mine was removed from a Facebook group today for simply observing that women should sometimes have sex with their husbands when they don’t feel like it — just as they sometimes wash the dishes when they don’t feel like it.  We do things for people we love because..

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So here’s the difficult thing about confronting the modern false church: it’s a slippery little snake. I listened to a sermon today about God’s abiding love, about a just God of the old testament who may judge and scourge His people but who never gives up on them. Who could possibly object to such a..

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The Truth Hurts

..before it heals So I’ve taken to a new diet of contention on YouTube — theological debates.  Roman Catholics vs. Protestants.  Reformed vs. Arminian.  Saturday vs. Sunday, Gifts vs. No Gifts.  I’m beginning to believe the serious inquirer, on any subject, won’t need anything like a “channel” anymore, not because content consolidators aren’t useful, but..

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On Degrees..

“..unless they contemplated careers in the universities or the church, frugal Scots such as John Henry valued what they had learned at university without paying extra for sheepskin certificates..”  — Jon Kukla “Patrick Henry, Champion of Liberty” (more…)

When You Hold Me, In Your Arms So Tight

..you let me know everything’s all right There are a few strange mornings where I’ll hear some horribly random, distinctly amelodic pass-code style loop rattling through my consciousness, but this wasn’t one of them. I got lucky, in succession: BJ Thomas’ “Hooked on a Feeling,” and then Handel’s “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” The picture..

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