Category Archives: Christianity

Fighting with God: Do we win or lose?

My pride tells me that when I’m in the middle of a fight with God because I refuse to let go of something, that I’m going to lose. I don’t want to give up on whatever it is that I’m … Continue reading

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I went to Wild Goose Fest and came back in love

Many times over the last year, two of my friends consistently pestered me about attending the Wild Goose Festival. “This makes me think of you”, “I’ll take care of the details”, they’d say. In response, I told them that I … Continue reading

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I think I learned my lesson

Thanks for all of the comments and feedback in last week’s post about the J.O.Y. rule. It seems that really resonated with a lot of you. I like the conversations that it generated outside of the post as well. It’s … Continue reading

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Christians make terrible rules

Growing up, my family was in church every time the doors were open. Sunday morning, Sunday school, followed by church. Go home for a pot roast and an afternoon of rest. Return to church for evening service, or as we … Continue reading

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Seeing Christ

Always one to be a little late to jump on a bandwagon, I finally watched Avatar for the first time a few weeks ago. I loved it so much, that I had to watch it again the next day. The … Continue reading

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Ideal v. Real

“This split between the ideal and the real is one of the major reasons Christians struggle. The church often stresses such high ideals that many people feel they can’t be human and still be Christian — an incredible belief when … Continue reading

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Now is not new, but the same.

Among our accusers there is an ignorant rabble, incited by the authority of the learned to cast greater odium upon us. These simple souls imagine that the abnormal calamities that have occurred in our own day were entirely unknown in … Continue reading

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And you say you’re a Christian

I was sitting in a undergraduate Bible class, listening to my Professor talk about something that I’m sure was important. However, what stuck with me in that particular class had nothing to do with the actual topic. In fact, I … Continue reading

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Tuesdays in the Chapel

Every Tuesday this semester, the Scarritt Bennett center has hosted “Tuesdays in the Chapel”, a thirty- minute, Interfaith (ok, Methodist) worship service. These services welcomed me into the presence of Christ each week, through a focused, beautiful service. The beauty … Continue reading

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Theology of Liberation

I recently had the honor and privilege of hearing Gustavo Gutierrez, author of A Theology of Liberation, speak. This year marks 40 years since A Theology of Liberation was written. The book is a significant one in Latin America and … Continue reading

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