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The Simple Man’s Beatitudes

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“If a man who was merely a man said the sort of things Jesus said, he would not be a…

The Holy Spirit: Comforter or Crazy Cousin?

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When you think of the Holy Spirit, what images come to mind? Growing up, the Holy Spirit felt like that…

Why I Stopped Hating The Church

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When I was twelve, I fell off my bike and hurt my arm, bad. We didn’t have much money and…

Three Ways To Start Over On New Year’s Day

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Mondays have gotten a bad rep through the years, but I look at it as a weekly do-over. Monday is…

Five Awkward Types Of Jesus In Christian Music

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I’ve been surrounded by Christian music all my life. I grew up in Amy Grant’s paved paradise,  and felt the…

Make Me A Best Seller

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I’ve always wanted to write a book.  I think it started when I won the Halloween poetry contest, sponsored by…

To Those Who Feel Separated From God

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“God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as your should be, because nobody is as they should be.”–Brennan…

Fireflies Forever

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God of the sunset The trees, silhouetting against the wispy white cotton candy Covering faint blues and grays And the…

Jesus Plus Nothing Equals Everything

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 “Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness.” Simone Weil I am my own punching bag. I don’t even…

Grace For The Horn Honkers

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I had just left a work meeting at Children’s Hospital and was walking across the parking deck. The place was…

…unless you’re gay and overdrawn.

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I had finished my radio show in Birmingham and was moved by the interview. The in-studio guests for the night…

On Failed Suicide And Radical Grace

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For months, I couldn’t take the smell of black coffee. I tried to drink hot tea and almost threw up.…