Category Archives: Christianity

A History of Mars Hill Church

Just watched Mark Driscoll’s podcast of the history of Mars Hill church in Seattle WA: “God’s Work Our Witness” – 12/4/2011 http://marshill.com/media/gods-work-our-witness/gods-work-our-witness It is a very cool story of God’s movement from some very Pagan Christian beginnings. They definitely experienced … Continue reading
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The origin of information … so much for science burying God.

This blog appears to have not been published back in 2009 when it was written for some reason — it’s a continuation of the review of Lennox’s book “God’s Undertaker”   In the past, the design arguments have been critiqued … Continue reading
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The Gratitude Project

“Apple, peaches, pumpkin pie, who’s not ready holler, I!”  Me, that’s who’s not ready. Today, October 31st is upon us. Happy Halloween, Friends. Tomorrow welcomes the month of November and I’m so… not ready. Are you? What’s a frantic, fall loving gal like … Continue reading
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Church Planting Movements for Real. For us?

Church Planting Movements (CPM), ever hear of them? I just got through reading a recent article of Missions Frontiers magazine on the topic and was amazed at how God is working rapidly multiplying churches throughout the world (actually non-Western countries). … Continue reading
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Desperately Seeking “Ruth”

The past 12 months have been full of so much living, so much frenzied activity, so much joy, and, yes, so much sorrow. I have been savoring the saccharine fullness of a life freely given both in love and service. Much of my busyness … Continue reading
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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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Pajamas: A Question of Christian Liberty

I ran across the most intriguing Facebook discussion today. Perhaps intriguing isn’t quite the right word. Perhaps outrageous would be more descriptive. A popular pastor posted this as his status: I will never understand the people who go to the … Continue reading
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Okay, I admit it. I’m a freak.

Jesus Freak. Though they’d never say it aloud, that’s how my family perceives me. I suppose it’s our dirty little secret. As a college student of the 80′s, I abandoned the Lutheran church of my youth and defied convention by attending a non-traditional church. Not … Continue reading
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Have you chosen wisely?

I just finished reading Mark Mittelberg’s “Choosing Your Faith: In a world of spiritual options” (Tyndale: 2008). Mark had spoke at Xenos Summer Institute two years ago (http://www.xenos.org/xsi/index.htm – look in the 2008 archives for Mittelberg’s teachings) and I figured, … Continue reading
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California Adventure: The Universities

After returning from our Oregon expedition, we set out to visit two more campuses. We went Wednesday to UC Santa Cruz, a most picturesque campus set in a grove of redwoods. The school is on the north side of Monterey … Continue reading
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The California Adventure – Elaine et al

We were super psyched after meeting with the three JF’s (Jesus Freaks) the day before and we wanted to visit Elaine Stedman on Monday; however, the trip is a long one (over seven hours to Medford Oregon) and we were … Continue reading
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The California Adventure: Berkeley

The five NEO Xenoids arrived Saturday afternoon to a sunny San Francisco to see what the Lord may have in store for us on the left coast. We got to our hotel on the bay and started putting together a … Continue reading
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Lent Picking

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIq92yp_a0c[/youtube] It must be the Lenten season, right? Turn on the television or the radio. McDonalds promotes its filet-o-fish sandwich.  The campy wall bass now calls out via cell phone to those seeking a “meatless” repast. The local news reports on people heartedly devoted to completing the Northeast Ohio fish … Continue reading
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Are you or were you Already Gone?

I just read the book: Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer, (Master Books, Green Forest, AK: 2009). In it, Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham and marketing … Continue reading
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