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Misinterpret

Am i the only one who seems the hypocrisy and injustice here

Cutting down the basketball net after winning
What if Christians (and the world) could cut the ties to hypocrisy? Photo: Two nights ago after winning Regionals.

 

Christians are so flawed.

i’m so flawed.

You’re so flawed, even if you’re not a Christian. Humans are flawed.

The Bible says marriage is between one man and one woman. This has been interpreted to mean any sexuality other than heterosexual is bad.

When married in a Christian Church, marriage vows include, “Until death do us part.” This is interpreted to mean divorce is only plausible with infidelity.

Does an American divorce rate over 50% get immunity from being “bad”?

To me, it seems gays, lesbians, and transgenders are wrongly targeted.

To be fair, shouldn’t the same level of distaste and contempt apply to divorce?

Am i the only one who seems the hypocrisy and injustice here?

Wouldn’t it make more sense to focus on love, compassion, and acceptance?

As long as love drives our life, isn’t everything else just a uniquely individual detail, that no human is qualified to judge?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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Unanswered Questions?

A blinding flash of the obvious, parable-style

Blurry Christmas photo
i know it’s a Christmas tree, because i took the photo, but everyone else would require an explanation to “see it”.

 

i rarely (in 12.5+ posts) post scripture. But today is an exception. Why? Because it clearly, concisely, and compellingly captures the transformational reason parables are critical:

Mark 4:3-20
3) “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4) And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. 5) Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil; 6) and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away. 7) Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. 8) And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” 9) And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 10) And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables. 11) And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables; 12) so that they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand; lest they should turn again, and be forgiven.” And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? 14) The sower sows the word. 15) And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them. 16) And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; 17) and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. 18) And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word, 19) but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20) But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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Please don't tell me

Many authors, many books, many ways of thinking

Winnipeg airport bookstore
Many authors, many books, many ways of thinking

 

To go through life never reading the entire Bible seems like a missed opportunity waste if we really thought about it.

The world’s greatest wisdom in one place.

An extensive, collaborative human effort to explain why we exist besides to reproduce.

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PS. Read the new Testament first because The Old Testament challenged (bored) an easily distracted mind.

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How Can You Tell?

Was This A Sign?

Owner's Manual?
Owner's Manual?

Do you consider yourself observant?

Assuming you said yes. Then, how observant are you?

Do you make connections with common, everyday things placed before you?

What if you did it more often?

On a flight last week, the guy across the isle was fervently reading a book. When he left to use the restroom, this is what I saw.

And it made me think, “I am the way, the light…”.

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Ash Wednesday And Lent

The Road To Easter
The Road To Easter

Ash Wednesday and Lent.

Happens year after year around this time.

How many of us forgot?

How many of us didn’t forget, but were simply “going through the motions”?

Easter is the most important day in the life of a Christian.

Christmas is critical, but loses all meaning without Easter.

You have thought of that, right?