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If you have two loaves of bread…

“If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily.” – Chinese proverb   I don’t remember who said it, nor do I have an exact quote, but the idea is something like this: The world is a reflection of the state of the Body of Christ.…

Costello, Rezner, Gore, Manson, and Cash

Elvis Costello asks an important question in one of his songs.  Here are the lyrics: Is this not a pretty tale? Is this not a riddle? A bow shoots arrows through the air, a bow drags notes from a fiddle But who is the beau of a young girl’s heart that a…

Test everything, hold on to what is good.

Recently I placed a comment on my Facebook status pointing out that I have a new blog, and I would like to include a list of websites.  Then something happened that I did not expect to happen, something that made the remnants of legalism (that’s church-speak for spiritual-police behavior) in…

Spiritual Bottleneck

Teaching to Learn A baby practices babbling in order to learn speech; a toddler practices falling in order to learn walking; a child learns to become a grown up by playing pretend at the grown up life; and it has been said that the writer learns to write by writing.…

Aion, the Eternal Torment Four-Letter-Word

“Questions matter,” says Tim Challies in his review of Rob Bell’s Love Wins.  Indeed, questions do matter.  Part of the reason that the orthodox evangelical crowd is so hot under the collar about Bell’s particular questions is that they have no control over who is asking or how the questions…