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    Jesus the Bartender

    Fullerton, CA   The downtown area of this small Los Angeles suburb is home to over a dozen bars ranging from Mexican cantinas, Irish pubs and average American bars. Every Friday and Saturday evening, the streets swell with college students, business executives, the poor, the rich, and everyone in between....
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    Being and Singleness

    This question has today been forgotten. ~ Martin Heidegger, Being and Time. Last week, I returned to my university-hometown/home-university-town for a wedding for the wedding of two of my best friends. On the night before the wedding which I spent with the groom and the other groomsmen, I started thinking about how could...
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    Pancakes, Penitence, Paradox.

    So, it’s Shrove Tuesday today. According to Wikipedia: The expression ‘Shrove Tuesday’ comes from the word shrive, meaning ‘confess’. … Many of these Christians, on Shrove Tuesday, make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of...
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    Retrospective Snobbery

    For this weeks post I would like to take a couple of moments to coin a phrase. At least that was my intention before I preformed an extensive search of all available writing the world has ever known in order that I might claim this unique phrase as my...
  • The Great Evangelical Divorce

    About a month ago, I wrote a post giving reasons why I believe Christians should be good storytellers. After I had shared it on my Facebook wall, one of my close friends commented, in a joking manner, that I should have written the article as a story.  While he...
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    It is not good for man to be alone — single?

    Have you come across Time magazine’s recent ‘calculator’ which works out the (median) average age of your Facebook friends who are married? Time magazine diagnosed I am almost a year ‘overdue’ to be married. And, as you know, the internet never lies. I was not too surprised by the...
  • 3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Good Storytellers

    I’ve recently found myself surrounded by stories – I’ve been reading them, telling them, listening to them, and living them.  It all started when I read East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I had heard that it was a good story, but I was entirely unprepared for its power.  I...
  • Access Holy-wood

    I’ve recently been thinking about the Strange Fire Conference put on by John MacArthur, since there has been quite a big uproar about it on the blogosphere in Evangelical circles. John MacArthur, being a staunch cessationist (believing that sign gifts from the Holy Spirit were only part of the...
  • Musings from the Balcony

    “Your love never fails. It never gives up. It never runs out on me.”* I stood, watching a gym full of hundreds of college students, singing these words of praise and truth. Arms-raised, dancing, clapping, and shouting – I admired their passion. The pulsing drums, the rocking guitars, the...
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