Tag Archives: Christianity

Loren’s Blog

I’ve found in my life I’m much more encouraged by the person who has similar struggles as I do and openly shares them than I am by the spiritual giant with all the answers.  I can relate to a human … Continue reading

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Second Hand Embarrassment

Confession: I am extremely prone to what my family calls “second hand embarrassment.” My daughter came up with this term because there is nothing in the English language to describe this. Continue reading

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Building Blocks

One of the common experiences of people who’ve left religious institutions is to feel as though “I need to be doing something more than I am, moving forward in some (defined) direction.” Continue reading

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A New Commission

It’s been years since I’ve watched Christian programming on TV. I’m certain there are many decent, God loving  folks in the business, but I couldn’t stick around to find out. Too often, it made me feel that if I ran as fast … Continue reading

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Finding Focus

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others … Continue reading

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Time to Wake Up!

Have you noticed that when chatting with most Christians the conversation goes in the same direction as when you’re talking with someone who doesn’t know Christ? That is, of course, unless you’re at a Bible study focusing on “spiritual” matters. … Continue reading

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Know Them by Their Love

“Suicide happens after your stupid enough to read ‘The Purpose Driven Life.” “Poor Matthew denies God’s love with suicide.” “God is judging Rick Warren for being a false prophet.” Matthew Warren’s tragic suicide has triggered a variety of vitriolic responses … Continue reading

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Virtual Christianity

My wife and I just got home from a vacation in Disneyland with our daughter, her husband and a friend. As you know, attractions that simulate real life adventures are a favorite at the popular resort. Star Tours uses “state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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Love Challenge

Recently several Christian groups have landed on the Detroit area with a message that stirred up many of its estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Muslims. The latest one, TheCall, reportedly believe a satanic spirit is shaping all parts of U.S. society, … Continue reading

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The Smallness of God

I’m a sucker for getting excited about big events. Peter Frampton, one of my rockstar heroes growing up came to town, I was all over it. When it comes to sports, I love the Super Bowl. Billy Graham came to Sacramento, now that was big. Continue reading

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