Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Shepherds” Came to Jesus?

I was doing other work, but I had to stop when I saw this article about the “shepherds” who came to see Jesus. However, in a biblical times like today, preteen girls are usually shepherds. Sometimes they shepherd with an … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Posts of 2014

Originally posted on Not For Itching Ears:
? That’s right, my friends.  The following post contains our own version of the Top 10 list:  The top 10 posts written at Not For Itching Ears this year.  We want to thank all of you…

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Questioning Our Protestant Tradition of Sola Scriptura

Originally posted on Not For Itching Ears:
Nothing but Scripture? It is becoming apparent to me that no church, no theologian, no follower of Christ actually lives out their faith based on the idea of Sola Scriptura. Sola scriptura as a principal states…

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Creationism vs. Evolution: The Spiritual Argument

We’re new creations, not old ones. Who cares how Adam came along? We’re leaving him behind. I want to begin a new thought experiment. Does the New Creation evolve? As I write, I am hooked to four bags of IV … Continue reading

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The Promise

I have been remiss in not giving you a better glimpse of the power of Megan Rebekah Cupit’s retelling of the Nativity story. I’ll let her writing speak for itself. The following is the first two pages of The Promise: … Continue reading

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The Bible Fact Checker #2: “Word of God”

It’s not part of Christian tradition to correct our speech and teaching just because the Bible uses a word or phrase differently than we do. Christianity has no fact checker to make sure the words we use line up with … Continue reading

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How to Establish a Culture that is Consistent with Your Vision

Originally posted on Trevor Nashleanas:
For as long as I can remember vision has been the primary topic of many leadership discussions.  It has long understood said that it’s the leader’s responsibility to get his people from “here” to “there.”…

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The Bible Fact Checker #1: Preachers

Today, one more time, I read a brilliant, educated professor/pastor/national speaker use important biblical terms wrongly. “Wrong” means “not the way the Bible uses them.” I don’t blame them. It’s not part of our tradition to correct our speech and … Continue reading

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Hope and the Lord of the Rings

I rarely reblog, but I just loved this post. Here’s a couple quotes: Sam: It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to … Continue reading

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No Suffering? Is It Even Good?

At this moment, but soon to be corrected, I have read only one article by Father Stephen Freeman. This is a brilliant insight into, and antidote to, first-world society and Christianity. That may not be a superb sales line for … Continue reading

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