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Should We Be Talking About Music?

Should We Be Talking About Music?

Music is an amazing gift from God. I’m not sure what would have happened to me if I hadn’t found it. I was a rambunctious, high-strung little boy who couldn’t stop asking questions and jumping off the walls. I needed an outlet for all this built-up energy. When I...

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Wedding as Divine Drama

Wedding as Divine Drama

Weddings are beautiful; something about them moves us. But if you think about it, they’re also a bit strange. Think about it: a man and a woman decide to start a life together, but to do so the woman has to wear a brand-new solid white dress (which she won’t ever wear...

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Fellow Heirs, Kings and Queens

Fellow Heirs, Kings and Queens

Immediately after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, God rather cryptically foretold that from then on, the relationship between man and woman would be fraught with attempts to dominate and subvert each other (Gen 3:16). Well, sure enough.  Mainstream society today...

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Persecution: What Do You Mean?

Persecution: What Do You Mean?

Every now and then I hear the phrase that American Christians need persecution. I find it interesting that, with few exceptions, it comes from those who have not seen or experienced real persecution themselves—persecution that resulted in bodily harm, financial...

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How Should We Get Angry?

How Should We Get Angry?

“Righteous anger is being angry at what makes God angry. And ‘righteous anger’ is the right word order. Because God is not fundamentally angry. He is fundamentally righteous. God’s anger is a byproduct of his righteousness.” -Jon Bloom¹   Yes, God’s anger flows from...

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Anger: the Solution to Apathy

Anger: the Solution to Apathy

I’ve never liked seeing people angry. I’m a fairly moderate person, not easily annoyed. I feel sorry for people who blow up easily. When I see someone exhibiting road rage, I honestly feel embarrassed for them. When someone can’t keep their calm when the driver in...

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Here’s Why I’m Not on Social Media

Here’s Why I’m Not on Social Media

I was twenty when I decided to make my debut. No, I wasn’t cool enough to be on Facebook, much less Instagram. Back then, it was Google+, the preferred platform for most of my friends. I started cautiously adding friends, waiting until they added me back to add more....

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Hospitality: More Than Lace Tablecloths

Hospitality: More Than Lace Tablecloths

It was a quiet weekday evening. Some neighbor girls came over to our house to bake cookies and play games. We talked while mixing up the cookie dough. Occasionally phrases of Mandarin were thrown into the conversation. After they were baked, we sat on the living room...

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