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Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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Lose the Luggage!

Baggage “Knowing that you’re the one who’s been rejected, God it makes you feel isolated. I felt as though I’d walked into the house trailing all this baggage.” ~Anthea Turner “We all have baggage. The question is: What baggage can … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he continues, “God sadistically tortured his own Son…

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The Confessions of Peter, Part 1

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I’d always identified more with the Apostle Paul than Peter. A proud intellectual, “a Jew of Jews,” Paul was dragged blinded and befuddled into the Kingdom by the risen Jesus, who wouldn’t take no for…

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Is Halloween Evil?

Is Halloween evil? No. We are Evil lives in people, not in things (Romans 3:23). People are, to use the classical term, sinful. But it’s more pleasant (and less convicting) to focus on things. Many point to the pagan traditions behind Christmas and Easter, or that unholiest … Continue reading

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“‘He looks like he’s been forgiven,” Gina thought, feeling strangely jealous. It suddenly seemed to her that being forgiven was better than believing you had nothing to be forgiven for.” ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 99

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The Wishing Map 99

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Zack’s encounter with the mysterious Rhema had dramatically changed him. But now she was gone…or was she? ⇔ ⇔ … Continue reading

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