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Outlaw in Training

The word “outlaw” elicits thoughts of Josey Wales or even Robin Hood. These men had were not law abiders, but arguably had noble causes. Men who stick to their principles, even to death. Jesus Christ is also an outlaw. Whereas … Continue reading
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Be Spontaneous!

In “The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church”, Roland Allen describes the beauty and genius of God and his kingdom – [that] “One or two little groups of Christians organized as churches…could spread all over an empire.” Continue reading
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Fightin’ in the Street

In reading “Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, The Toughest Firm on Wall Street”, one gets the feeling that our financial system is beginning to rise up against us beyond our control, much like the machines in the Terminator movies. Continue reading
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A Misguided Salvation?

Mark Driscoll’s new book, “Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions”, aims to be, like the man himself, culturally relevant and hip. The only problem is it stumbles right out of the gate. Continue reading
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(College) Horror Stories

They tell you to follow your dreams and your heart, and then the rest will follow too. In order to make your dreams come true, the first step for high-school graduates is to head off to college, the now-mandatory step … Continue reading
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The Air We Breathe

In prayer, we’re not dealing with some regular Dad come home from work eager to put his feet up on the ottoman, we’re communicating to the omniscient and omnipresent creator of the universe! Continue reading
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Defeating Giants

Malcolm Gladwell has written a really cool essay for the New Yorker titled, “How David Beats Goliath”. Gladwell is a prolific writer and I believe this article is extremely applicable to revolutionaries attempting to fight the system. Pairing an example … Continue reading
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The All-Night “Where’s Carleezy” Scavenger Hunteezy

UPDATE: The hunt is over! Justin’s team won, with 37 points. They found 7 Carleezies, one Billy Idol cassette tape, and obtained the elusive envelope for “Mr. Jerry Hookis” from the front desk at the Sheraton. All in all, teams … Continue reading
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Time to Regret

“My Way” Show me a man claiming to have no regrets and I’ll show you a liar, or at very least, a person skewed by pride. Ol’ Blue Eyes was full of shit. Our days are full of missed opportunities … Continue reading
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Master Criminal, Life Loser

Myles Connor’s book, The Art of the Heist, is a big brag about his career as a criminal. Continue reading
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