The Hopelessness Of Scorecards

In a 2011 interview with Stephen Colbert, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff was asked if he was currently a member of a religion. He answered, “No, I’ve graduated from them.” Colbert asked, incredulously, “You’ve graduated from religion?” and Cliff said, “Yes.”…

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The Liberating Impossibility Of Repayment

On an episode of the second season of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) discovers that Penny (Kaley Cuoco) has gotten him a Christmas present. Angered, he reminds Penny that the “foundation of gift giving is reciprocity,” and that…

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Monday Morning Music

Sometimes God will use unexpected things to remind us that "all is well." I can't really put my finger on it but there's something about this wordless track from Deadmau5, Pets, that has ushered in that reminder to me this…

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Weary Soldiers…Take Heart

With Christ’s first coming, God began the process of reversing the curse of sin and redeeming all things. In Christ, God was moving in a new way. All of Jesus’ ministry—the words he spoke, the miracles he performed—showed that there…

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Jesus Is For Losers

Often, when a sports team is losing and the game is almost over, fans will start to head for the exits. Sometimes they want to beat the traffic home, but often, they’re just disgusted with the way the game is…

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Monday Morning Music

This new track by Mr. Probz will hopefully get your Monday off to a groovy start. Enjoy... "And it feels like I'm drowning, pulling against the stream..."

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The Grace Of A Great: A Farewell To LeBron James

What is it about LeBron James that generates so much raw emotion and passion among his fans? Is it because of his two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals,…

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You’re Not Okay…And That’s Okay

The gospel liberates us to be okay with not being okay. We know we’re not okay—though we try very hard to convince ourselves and other people that we’re basically fine. But the gospel tells us, “Relax, it is finished. The…

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Monday Morning Music

Here's a deep and dreamy groove from Route 94 to get your week off to a smiley start. Happy Music Monday, my friends... "My love..."

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Is Your Life Defined By A Ladder Or A Cross?

In Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) tells Vincent Vega (John Travolta) that she needs to find out what kind of person he is before she’ll go to dinner with him. Here’s what she says: My theory is…

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