Tag Archives: Christianity

Authentic Christianity

Last week I had a few days when it seemed that everything I attempted to do failed. What should have been a twenty minute job replacing a wax seal on a toilet turned into a three day marathon that climaxed … Continue reading

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Christian Transformers

When I was 22 I fell in love with a Christian girl who was straight as an arrow in my estimation, so I cleaned the pot seeds out of the glove compartment of my El Camino and decided to return … Continue reading

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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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