A Prayer Of Lament For The Families Of Sandy Hook Elementary

A prayer of lament for the families of Sandy Hook, adapted from Psalm 22. My God, my God, why have you forsaken Sandy Hook? Why were you so far from saving your children, so far from their cries of anguish? My God, they cried out by day, but you do not answer, by night their parents will find no rest.
Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one we...
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Is Your Worship Service Sexy Enough?

  You probably never thought about whether or not your worship service was sexy enough. That's because you are a sane, rational person. This group, however, has decided to toss reason to the wind in an effort to give worship that extra level of sexiness they apparently are convinced it has been missing. Meet OMG. "A delightful mix of fun, fashion, faith..." Read more

FROM THE VAULT: The Myth Of Sola Fide

  I am currently in the midst of finals week at school. So, today's post comes from the vault. I wanted to share this post again this week because I had a class this semester in early church theology and the more I study the church fathers, the more I am convinced that the modern evangelical understanding of  "salvation by faith alone" is an idea that would...
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Noah’s Ark Sails Again!!

  Ken Ham must be so proud. Or is he jealous of the competition?

Dutchman launches life-sized replica of Noah's Ark

By Toby Sterling, Associated Press DORDRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Just as the first storms of winter roll in, Dutchman Johan Huibers has finished his 20-year quest to build a full-scale, functioning model of Noah's Ark — an undertaking of, well, biblical proportions. Huibers, a Christian, used...
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Everything Happens For A Reason

    I've long been annoyed by the saying "everything happens for a reason." For one, I find it to be rather sappy and, well, I'm not a particularly sappy person. Secondly, I've never thought the sentiment was true. Some things just happen. There's no rhyme or reason to them. They just happen. But the more I think about it, the more I've come to realize that I was wrong. Everything...
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Jesus Wants Pastors To Have Private Jets?

  So, this is probably the most random thing I've ever come across. It's an op-ed piece from a Nigerian newspaper. Short story short, I googled "pastor" and it was one of the results. Anyway, I realize this is "The American Jesus" and not "The Nigerian Jesus," but this article is too funny/terrible/amazing not to share. Besides, I can think of few things more "American Jesus" than "Jesus wants pastors to have their own private jets." Sorry about that, Nigeria. Among the...
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Putting The X Back Into Xmas

  Well, it's that time of the year again. No, I'm not talking about the holiday season. I'm talking about the fact that it's called the holiday season and not the Christmas season. That's right, I'm talking about the war on Christmas! Funny thing about the supposed war on Christmas. It's been going on, or at least fears about it, for a lot longer than cable news or...
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