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Thou Shalt Not Steal

When I sit under the preached Word, I have some presuppositions. I trust that my pastor has done the work of preparing the sermon, and that unless he says otherwise, he did not merely cut and paste another preacher’s work. But there has been some recent controversy with pastors and plagiarism. And while we are […]

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Because There Is A Difference

I was watching TV the other night, and there was a commercial for Capri Sun. Two moms were chaperoning their children’s field trip and they were sitting together on the bus ride, arguing over who was the cool mom. The argument begins after one mom whips out Capri Sun drinks for her son, showing how […]

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A Question About Reading Levels

I’m over at Reformation21 today posing some questions about reading levels. Does the average person have the reading level to read their Bible? There’s much more related to this that could be discussed. Feel free to comment here after you read the article.

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We Fought the Law

Well, the MoS Refpack ran into a familiar face while we were kicking back the other day. And that is when all our trouble started. There we were having a drink, and low and behold, Mark Jones was in the same pub. I suggested pretending we didn’t see him, but the drinks we were having […]

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Review: Made For More

Hannah Anderson has written a wonderful book, Made for More. My review of it is now posted on Books At A Glance. Here is a teaser: As much as I love to read Dorothy Sayers, her book Are Women Human? was a bit of a disappointment to me. I was left frustrated because the two […]

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The Little Professionals

Wrote this a year ago. Needs to be said again.  Well it’s here again. I’m actually knee-deep in it. It’s ball season. This is the time of the year when my sanity is really challenged. With a daughter in softball and a son in baseball, my calendar looks more like a game show challenge than […]

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A Woman at the Table

On today’s Bully Pulpit, Carl, Todd, and I have a casual conversation about women writing and talking theology. While we do hold a complementary view of women holding office in the church, we talk about some of the reasoning out there that keeps women writing and discussing women’s issues only. As a matter of fact, […]

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Did Adam Already Know Good from Evil Before Eating from the Tree?

  …And A Whole Rabbit Trail of Related Questions. It’s good to ask questions when you read and I am currently reading a stimulating book that has me asking a bunch. My major award came in the mail the other day, weighing in at 545 pages of awesomeness: Divine Covenants and Moral Order, A Biblical […]

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A Celebrity Status to Which We Aspire

I posted an article on Ref21 today about the ugly in evangelical celebrity culture and that celebrity to which we can aspire. Here is a teaser: Celebrity culture in the church certainly isn’t anything new. From the very beginning of the church, we see Paul speaking out against the tendency to divide over which renowned […]

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A Very Important Interview on Sexual and Domestic Abuse

Today we are airing a much anticipated Mortification of Spin episode. After a past episode on domestic abuse, and then another on spouses who are verbally and mentally abused, Carl, Todd, and I have invited psychiatrist Dr. Diane Langberg for an interview on these topics, as well as child sexual abuse. We ask questions about […]

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