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I’m more like Jonah than I care to admit.

In the past, I admit, I have judged Jonah.  What a navel-gazing, self-absorbed jerk, right? He intimately knew God’s character- you know, that part where He describes Himself as “gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” The part where He eagerly forgives those who repent and turn from their wicked ways? But Jonah knew better…

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Boy Scouts of America, Love, and Leadership

What, oh what, will the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) decide about allowing gay leaders?  Will they “cave” so as not to be considered hateful and homophobic?  Will they finally “be on the right side of history” and change their policy?  Even some Christian blogs and commenters are urging the BSA to lift the ban…

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Courageous Communication

The church is not perfect, and you’ll never hear me say that it is.  In recognizing areas of weakness in the church, it only confirms that the Bride of Christ needs her Bridegroom to clothe her in garments of purity- because on her own, she doesn’t deserve to wear white.  But while the church is…

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Fearing God and climbing Mt. Everest

For the past week I have been following a new blogger named Alex.  She is an agnostic who is blogging about reading through the Bible in a year.  I especially look forward to reading her posts.  Here’s an excerpt from her post Church Marquees, Faith, and Fear, and our discussion that followed. Alex: Last week, a…