Jesus Wouldn’t Vote 

“The ends justify the means.”  I’ve heard this phrase before. This logic seems to make an appearance in times of war or in economic decisions in a business environment.  We will drop the bomb, people will die, some bad, some good. But the bad people will die. So the action of dropping the bomb is […]

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No More Seashells 

It’s weird to be me. People ask me what I do and I always have a hard time responding.  “I write and speak about philosophy and theology”  That doesn’t have the best ring to it.  It also feels very odd to call yourself a philosopher or a theologian.  I can’t possibly be smart enough to […]

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No Buts for Orlando 

Pain is unique.  When we try and describe pain we say things like,  It cut deep.  It burned.  It was sharp and stabbing.  It took my breathe away.  But no matter how hard we try and explain pain we never succeed.  There’s not a good way to measure pain.  There’s no method of calculating it’s […]

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It’s All in the Adjectives 

“My favorite thing about fishing is you never know what your gonna get. Maybe you’ll catch an old boot”  An 8 year old said those words to me today.  Here’s how those beautiful, profound, and life altering words came about.  This 8 year old kid was on his way to go fishing on a small […]

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A Beautiful Reflection  

Life can be confusing.  Actually let’s rephrase that.  Life is confusing.  I could talk about a thousand different examples of life being confusing. But I think there’s a simple way to express the nature of confusion that we all experience.  We have the past, the present, and the future playing in our minds simultaneously.  We […]

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draw near

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  James 4:8 (ESV) Do you feel Him?  Do you hear His voice? So often we hear popular verses and they quickly float through our minds without impact because we have them memorized.  They are the typical verses used […]

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