Tag Archives: religion

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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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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Prayer According to Michael Jr.

Open the link for a good laff.   I’m not gonna let her out pray me! 

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Pick a God, Any God

We were sitting in the church coffee bar after service, chatting about the message, which focused on global missions in India, Thailand and the “ends of the earth.” Kim: I’m not so sure we should impose our culture on other … Continue reading

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Omniscient or Almost?

If God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, how come when he was making Adam and Eve, he didn’t know they would want to be like Him, wise and knowing? God made man in His image, so it makes sense they’d want … Continue reading

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