Learning From Chaco Choose Day

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I broke down and bought a pair of Chacos last month; something I never thought I’d do. I’m a tennis shoe guy and it was only a couple of years ago that my daughters talked me out of the all-white sneakers that I kept buying for nearly a generation. To be honest, I didn’t even know white tennis shoes were …

A Powerful Business Decision

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Last week’s post touched on the Samaritan woman at the well, who was–surprisingly to me at least–the first person in history to hear Jesus clearly proclaim he was the messiah. It’s an amazing thought: Of all whom Jesus could have chosen, he picked a woman with relationship issues and a morality problem to tell the news Israelites had been waiting …

First, Y’all Need Some Repentin’!

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I’ve been in the middle of the Christian world for 37 years now and dang if I’m not still finding things which totally shift my perspective. Last week I wrote about six ideas I’ve overcomplicated; from Peter, in the second chapter of Acts. Peter, just a fisherman, knew who Jesus was, knew what happened to Jesus, and knew God raised …

But Wait, There’s Less!

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In today’s world, we get daily critiques about what Christians do wrong. These criticisms come from those outside the faith (“Christians are hypocrites and here’s why!”), but the most biting attacks usually come from within. My Facebook feed is often loaded with blog posts about where Christians fall short. Posts like, “The Sin Christians Commit Most” or “Why Young People …

Terrorism, Christianity and a Time to Play Offense

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In the last two weeks, we’ve seen Islamic terrorist attacks in Manchester (22), Cairo (29) and London (7). This is a horrifying 58 killings by those attempting to advance their version of the Muslim faith. The world’s collective response? “We have no idea of what to do.” This is not a criticism, just a statement of fact. Let’s admit, while …

Peter Talks Funny–About Jesus

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First, a question: Whether you consider yourself “Christian,” “Agnostic,” as belonging to a major religion, or even “Atheist,” if someone were to ask you, “Who is Jesus . . .” what is your first response? C’mon—first thing. Blurt it out (but not if you are in a crowded room—people might think you are weird). No thinking, postulating, theologizing—none of that. …