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Why I Hate Religion

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50 Years Later Childhood Pranks Still Sting

We’re at our family picnic, and for the millionth time my brother cracks an aside about how I tortured him when we were kids. And for the millionth time, there’s a pause and the conversation veers to another topic. He … Continue reading

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Drummer is Wired for God

We’re heading deeper into the woods toward a drum circle – something I’ve never done before. Darkness swallows our flashlight beams. The path feels spongy with moss and fallen leaves. The sweet musty aroma of decay wafts on the chilly … 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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Dad’s Been Faking Me Out

The coffee is hot and two slices of homemade lemon pie sit on amber plates. I’m eager for my beloved 80-year-old dad’s visit. After hello hugs, he hands me my copy of The Case for Christ. I’d lent the book … 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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Jesus Didn’t Have Senior Moments

How many times have I heard, read, and sang, Jesus is alive? I do believe he lives.  And I am helped by the Holy Spirit which came down when Jesus ascended to heaven. But this past Sunday as I sang those … Continue reading

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