Category Archives: Culture

A Theological Interpretation of Toy Story 4

Our family saw Toy Story 4 last week. I’ll be honest…my expectations were pretty low. I mean, after the FANTASTIC way that Toy Story 3 wrapped up this entire narrative thread in a nice, neat package, I really thought another … Continue reading

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On “Rights”

We are a nation founded upon the principle — among others — of unalienable rights. The Declaration of Independence boldly speaks of truths that are “self-evident”, that everyone — men, women, children — is created equally. This verb choice leads … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2018

Each year, I set a goal to read 52 books — one book per week for the entire year. I usually fall short of the goal — I think 2011 was the last year I hit the mark. For point … Continue reading

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Forgotten Identity

In the early morning hours of August 31, 2004, employees of a Burger King in Richmond Hill, Georgia found a man unconscious next to the restaurant dumpster. He was fully naked, sunburnt, and covered with ant bites. More importantly, his … Continue reading

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The Story We Live In

Two high-profile suicides last week have me in a reflective mood. According to the CDC, the suicide rate in the United States has risen nearly 30% since 1999. Like most people, I had no idea. Unsurprisingly, this seems to coincide with … Continue reading

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Daily Bible: Leviticus 11-12

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted my daily Bible log. Time to re-engage. Ready for Leviticus 11-12. Lev. 11:44-45, For I am Adonai your God; therefore, consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am holy; and do not defile yourselves … Continue reading

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Faith Under Fire: Faithful Witness

“John saw many strange monsters in his vision, but he never saw a monster half as crazy as one of his commentators.” — G. K. Chesterton Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting about a series I’m preaching from the … Continue reading

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