Category Archive: Culture

Helpful Checklist for Needy People

My wife is sweet, and one of her superpowers is empathy—she is very kind and a great listener. This means she’s a magnet for needy, broken people. I’m not sure what this says about me—now I’m sad and doubting myself. Thanks a lot. Why’d you have to bring that up? One day she was on …

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How Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Jesus Juking the Jesus Jukers This is what I’ve been thinking about recently. Christians seem to either embrace all of the cultural joys of Christmas and completely ignore the whole baby in a manger thing, or they want to throw out all the fun parts and walk around Jesus Juking the greeters at target for …

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Demons, Ghosts, Vampires, and monsters of every kind will be walking in small packs around our neighborhoods on Halloween night.  How are we as Christians supposed to feel about this?  If we think it is “just good fun” are we being unfaithful?  Is it better to forbid our children from joining in the fun, handing …

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Worship That Brings Life

Water Flowed From the Temple Ezekiel saw a vision of water flowing from the temple into the surrounding area. It poured off the the altar and at first it barely wet the ground, but as it continued to flow it became waist deep and then flooded the whole culture. It brought life and healing to …

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Blog From An iPhone

How difficult is it to blog from an iPhone? I’m about to find out. I have the WordPress app installed on my 3GS. I am going to write this article with my thumbs, add a photo and publish. I’m sure there has been plenty written about how amazing it is what we can do with …

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Don’t Make Jesus Cold Calls

Greetings The typical daily greeting often leaves me in an existential dilemma. “Hey, how are you?” I know I’m supposed to say, “fine-how-are-you.”  (Like it’s all one word) But, I struggle.   I might say, “Awesome. WAY better than you.” I have a bit of a mean streak in me – a dark sar-chasm that …

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Toys, Cars and Ultimate Meaning

In the Pixar movie “Cars” the cars are alive. They talk, they have personalities, they exist for their own purposes. But, the problem is that there are clues everywhere that they were created for another objective. They have seats, rear-view mirrors, there are RVs with luggage racks, handles on the doors, and other signs that …

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