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No Regrets … Really?

“There are no regrets in life, just lessons” – Jennifer Aniston. “I have no regrets in my life whatsoever” – Drew Barrymore. “I have no regrets (in) my life” – Ike Turner. I kinda get what they mean, but … really??? It … Continue reading

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Just Ants Under the Magnifier

Life is a test. And God is the Great Examiner. He places us in various circumstances and situations to see how we’ll conduct ourselves in the midst. He watches to see whether we pass or fail. If we do the … Continue reading

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Is Jesus In Any Way Like P. Diddy?

Jesus took with him Peter, James and John … and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just … Continue reading

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Puppets Are Kinda Creepy

Do you ever feel powerless … defeated? I do. Sometimes it feels as if I’m just a puppet, manipulated by an unseen nameless puppet master with no interest in what matters to me … only in how I fit into … Continue reading

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Uhh … no.

God is not … – mad at you – out to “get” you – out to spoil your fun – punishing you – a prude (he actually invented sex) – Santa Clause – a killjoy – a teetotaler – religious – fixated on … Continue reading

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Is Jesus As Smart As Homer Simpson?

This is the piece I’ve been afraid to post … the one that’ll probably get me excommunicated … or at least bounced out of our local Christian Bingo club (that’s ok, I hate Bingo). It could easily get me fired … Continue reading

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Evil: Why Doesn’t God Just Stop It?

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? … Continue reading

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Drowning in the Deep End

One aspect of life over which we assert no control whatsoever is the historical era in which we’re born. If you’re reading this, (and you’re less than 2000 years old), it’s a safe bet you’re aware of a certain Savior … Continue reading

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Don’t Ride that Clydesdale!

“Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come” (Lk. 17:1-3). This quote of Jesus has been used (or mis-used) for eons to browbeat non-suspecting Christians into lock-step submission. In my … Continue reading

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God: Just Plain Intolerant

Is God arrogant? Is he a bit self-absorbed? Is he intolerant and rigid … kinda mean? Maybe he’s just insecure … like the schoolyard bully picking on the smaller kid just minding his own business trudging through recess. All through … Continue reading

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