Category Archives: religion

If they can do it to ______, they can do it to anybody

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The Last Resort

Who was Jesus to me? He was a storybook character like Santa Claus and Prince Charming. I went to Sunday school and endured goofy flannel-board stories narrated by ladies that seemed very old. At age 12, I quit going to Sunday school … Continue reading

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For Whom Shall We Vote?

Both candidates give me cause for concern about how they would handle the office of President of the United States of America and change our Nation. Here’s a long, but thoughtful and specific article from a Christian point of view for … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Religion

Why I hate religion but love Jesus http://blog.proclaimonline.com/2014/05/16/4-thoughts-on-spoken-word-poems/

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Shame, Guilt, Condemnation

Nope. I’m not supposed to feel any of those emotions. They belong to Satan. But, dang. I sure blew it. Epic fail. The sad soul who’s been squatting in my brother’s basement for, oh, maybe 17 years, was smoking. Sad … Continue reading

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“You’re Welcome!” (not)

Traffic is heavy, moving like a dried up earthworm. Good Christian that I am, I flash my lights to signal to the driver in the crossroad that he can enter the main highway, even though I have the right of … Continue reading

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Intelligence made me Stupid

My belief that Christians lack intellectual rigor might have been gleaned selectively from mainstream media, my mother’s contempt for organized religion, my in-laws intolerant Pentacostalism, and the fact that (in the past) I’d never met a brainy* follower of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Habits: Good or Bad?

What struck me about Rick at our first session was his transparency. It’s our second session of small group Bible study and he’s still a see-through kind of guy. Rick says, “I used to believe that I was critical because … Continue reading

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Bible Study with an Arrogant, Self-Righteous Dipstick

Our bible study group leader asked us to talk at our tables about how we’d connected with God during the past week. As facilitator for my table, I encouraged others to talk first. I didn’t want to hog up our … Continue reading

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Unopened Bible

Many in our Bible study group have someone – an older brother, a coworker – they’ve been trying to bring to Jesus. More than 20 years ago, when I told a co-worker that I was leaving the country for a … Continue reading

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