Pastor Tames Wild Horse During Church…Literally

So, I'm genuinely curious what you think about this. Yesterday, the associate pastor of Solid Rock Church in Ohio, Lawrence Bishop, "tamed" a wild horse in the middle of the sanctuary during his sermon to teach an object lesson about overcoming obstacles. I...
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Is It Jesus You’re Following Or Ayn Rand? (Thoughts On Pope Francis And The Economy)

pope-francis-2013-2 A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how blown away I have been by the response to Pope Francis, particularly by those who have no faith and those who are typically hostile towards religion. I pointed out that the comment sections of the articles and blogs about Pope Francis, which typically are filled with vile, hateful words, were instead overflowing with support....
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Knockout Games Are Bible Prophecy?

Oh, Third Eagle of the Apocalypse, how I've missed you. It's been a while since I've shared the genius of William Tapley and his prophetic insights into important subjects like the phallic evil of the Denver International Airport or how Gangnam Style and Call Me Maybe were really warnings about the antichrist. Well, Tapley is back (with some bling!!) to let us know that the knockout games which are supposedly are sweeping the...
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Love That Swerves – By Shannan Martin

IMG_6972 (2)(image courtesy of Shannan Martin)   All hell broke loose when we adopted a 19-year old convicted felon and welcomed him into our home. The problem wasn't him, or at least he wasn't the biggest problem. The problem wasn't us, or at least we weren't the biggest problem. The poker-hot problem was the voice of other Christians in our ear. A few understood, but most didn't. A few dared to...
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Jim Duggar Just Ain’t My Thang – By Kate Hall

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I hit a turning point in my life when I stopped being a religious fundamentalist. When I say “religious fundamentalist” I’m not talking about the Westboro Baptist Church kind of fundamentalists, those people are whacked. I wanted to be more like the Duggar family (which some would argue are pretty whacked too). I learned about this guy named Jesus when I was...
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Confessions Of An Evolving Baptist – By Nathan Hale

evolvingbaptist(H/T) I will never forget the shock and confusion in my wife’s voice when I told her that I believed in evolution. I wasn’t ready to come out of the closet quite yet, but secret conversations about my belief in evolution were on the verge of being exposed and I knew I had to confess before she found out from someone else. I could tell implications...
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The Blacksmith’s Garden – By Preetamdas Kirtana

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(H/T)   When I was a child growing up in Pentecostal churches the phrase "turn or burn" meant mouthing a panicked sinner's prayer or burning eternally in the Monster God's hellfire. Today as my heart breaks again for my friend, Jerry, that phrase unexpectedly returned to my mind. Less than a month ago Jerry lost his beloved brother suddenly in an accident. Today, just minutes ago,...
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We Should Listen To Louis C.K. – By Cindy Brandt

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  Louis C.K.'s rant on texting and sadness made the rounds on the internet a couple of months ago. He says the reason people pick up their phones to text is because they begin to feel the “forever empty” underlying our lives and we interrupt the path to experiencing true sadness with our gadgets. “Sadness is poetic, we’re lucky to feel sad,” he says. This...
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Nice Is The Ultimate Vice – By Zach Hoag

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My friend Eric has a saying: “Don’t be nice, be kind. Being nice is about you. Being kind is about others.”

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American Christian culture is often fronting. There are certainly all kinds of people in all kinds of subcultures that front, but when we Christians do it, it’s especially frustrating because we basically front for God. To put it in...
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