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Why “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” Isn’t Working

The past few days have made me sad. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, comment threads on news articles, conversations outside Starbucks…everywhere I look, everywhere I am, I hear anger. Hatred. Even rage. At the same time, I hear hurt. Pain. Sadness. In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding homosexual marriage, it’s all over the…

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Messy Jesus

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a very particular perception of Jesus. I don’t think my version of Jesus was shaped by any particular person or event more than any other. Just years and years of filtering and layering and processing that have all worked together to create a finished product…

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Holy Anger

I first wrote this blog post in April 2013 in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. I had a conversation with a friend today that prompted me to share this again. As I write this, images, stories and news bulletins continue to emerge in the wake of the unthinkable tragedy at the Boston Marathon…

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It Is Finished

Six days. You would think that creating everything, literally everything, in only six days would be hard work. No time for union breaks with that kind of schedule. The universe, all of the galaxies in existence, including our own. Planets. Sun. Moon. Stars. Water. Dry land. Animals. Birds. People. That’s a long to-do list for…

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The Wall

Have you ever gone rock climbing? I’ve never done extreme outdoor rock climbing, but I’ve done plenty of indoor climbing. It’s intense. It’s physically challenging and fun. If you have the right equipment and you’re being supported by people you trust, it can be a great time, and there is no better feeling than conquering…

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