Category / Culture

  • 19 August 2016 - clay

    Do we see the stars?

    He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. – Psalm 147:4 I believe we often have a hard time when we hear verses about the stars and the innumerability of them. I know that where I live it can be hard to make out more than a few stars in the […]

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  • A few weeks ago, our pastor brought up the idea that the church is not a place where people go when they have it all together but should be a place where the broken go to find healing. This is something that I think those around us have forgotten because we don’t show it. We […]

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  • 10 June 2015 - clay

    The distance to the end

    But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. – Matthew 24:36 (ESV) Perspective of an event is everything. If you are watching a close basketball game and your team is losing, then the time on the clock seems to tick down much too quickly. […]

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  • I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. – Voltaire Here in the United States we have freedom of speech which often allows us to say whatever we want without risking censure or punishment by the government. This right is without question, one of […]

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  • 5 March 2015 - clay

    Hey, no pressure

    But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. – Matthew 1:20-21 (NRSV) As a father, sometimes I […]

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  • 9 August 2014 - clay

    So much contention, so little love

    In the Christian blogosphere right now there are several hot topics going around. In one, a well-known pastor has come under fire (again) for some moral shortcomings. In another, a well-known conservative commentator11. I think she’s more of a bomb-thrower, but that’s just my opinion has thrown Christian medical missionaries under the bus, calling their […]

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  • 23 July 2014 - clay

    Curators of our own pride

    I’m using Facebook as the primary example here, but feel free to insert any other social media site you want in its place.  I love Facebook. It helps me to keep up with some of my friends who live great distances from me. It allows me to learn just a bit more about those who […]

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  • Even if you haven’t read the books or seen the movies, this should still make plenty of sense. No spoilers either, in case you’re worried.  About a year or so back, I decided to watch the first Hunger Games movie. I was underwhelmed to say the least. The story seemed flat, the acting seemed wooden11. Except […]

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