Christianity Archive

  • Pop quiz.  Everyone set your pencils down.  We’re going to do this with a show of hands. First question:  How many of you think that it’s good to serve other […]

    Teaching Children How To Serve

    Pop quiz.  Everyone set your pencils down.  We’re going to do this with a show of hands. First question:  How many of you think that it’s good to serve other […]

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  • My wife and I recently said goodbye to Direct TV and all of the local cable services, and instead bought a Roku set-top unit and a Netflix subscription for eight […]

    The Gospel According To Earl Hickey

    My wife and I recently said goodbye to Direct TV and all of the local cable services, and instead bought a Roku set-top unit and a Netflix subscription for eight […]

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  • … And I don’t mean that I’m dreaming while I’m drunk. I had the strangest dream this morning.  I dreamed that I was in my local church, going about my […]

    Pink Elephant Dreams

    … And I don’t mean that I’m dreaming while I’m drunk. I had the strangest dream this morning.  I dreamed that I was in my local church, going about my […]

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  • While going about my business today (i.e. taking a shower), I was reminded of the lyrics from an old Petra song: These days shallow and feeble resolve abound And true […]

    Success Because Of Service

    While going about my business today (i.e. taking a shower), I was reminded of the lyrics from an old Petra song: These days shallow and feeble resolve abound And true […]

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  •   Every once in a while, a man needs to do an about-face and admit that he was wrong.  Mark your calendars, because you’re going to hear me do it […]

    How I Learned To Love Modern Praise Music

      Every once in a while, a man needs to do an about-face and admit that he was wrong.  Mark your calendars, because you’re going to hear me do it […]

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  • I’ve spent the last year or more thinking a great deal about what unity in the church should look like.  What I know clearly is that as a whole, true […]

    Seeking Unity Among the Divided

    I’ve spent the last year or more thinking a great deal about what unity in the church should look like.  What I know clearly is that as a whole, true […]

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  •   There’s a trend developing within the church that I don’t like.  A trend that I think will cause increasing trouble.  A trend that, if not dealt with clearly and […]

    Christians, Leave Your Politics At The Door

      There’s a trend developing within the church that I don’t like.  A trend that I think will cause increasing trouble.  A trend that, if not dealt with clearly and […]

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  •   Twelve years ago, the initial seed crystal of “Slaves to Convenience” formed in my mind on the highways of western Texas.  It began an entire personal examination of  how […]

    Slaves To Convenience – You Might Be Spoiled

      Twelve years ago, the initial seed crystal of “Slaves to Convenience” formed in my mind on the highways of western Texas.  It began an entire personal examination of  how […]

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  • One of the defining characteristics of American culture is the emphasis on the individual.  Everywhere you turn, it’s nearly impossible to not be assaulted with reminders of how much we’re […]

    My Right To Myself

    One of the defining characteristics of American culture is the emphasis on the individual.  Everywhere you turn, it’s nearly impossible to not be assaulted with reminders of how much we’re […]

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  • Our society has become dominated by some "enlightened" sentiment that our feelings are the most important thing in our lives.  The unspoken understanding is that the worst thing you can do to a person is hurt their feelings.

    The Offended Irritate Me

    Our society has become dominated by some "enlightened" sentiment that our feelings are the most important thing in our lives. The unspoken understanding is that the worst thing you can do to a person is hurt their feelings.

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  • I sit at a distance and watch these things happen to Chad, and my heart grieves with him because I can only empathize with the enormous sense of loss.  For my part, though, the most frustrating thing about being a spectator to all of this is the knowledge that there's not a damned thing I can do to really help.

    When Words Fail

    I sit at a distance and watch these things happen to Chad, and my heart grieves with him because I can only empathize with the enormous sense of loss. For my part, though, the most frustrating thing about being a spectator to all of this is the knowledge that there's not a damned thing I can do to really help.

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