Burning Platform

Speaking of burning, earlier this year there was a leaked internal memo by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop that has never left me. He begins it with a story, There is a pertinent story about a man who was working on an oil platform in the North Sea. He woke up one night from a loud […]

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Raising support

About 5 years ago I handed in my resignation letter leaving behind a great corporate job for a life of uncertainty with the hope Since then I’ve wrapped up seminary, had two kids, sold our home, moved back in with my parents for a year, led a church plant, started a non-profit network, and am […]

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Celebrating murder

So Osama Bin Ladin is dead. But should we really celebrate murder? (ht: sam radford) I think all forms of evil ought to be stopped, but does this really end the cycle of violence?

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I wish we’d all been ready

There’s a popular passage in the Scriptures that has done more than it’s share of spawning fear, conversion, cults, and even an entire Christian media industry. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were […]

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Rob Bell: Love Wins ?

Heresy? Hope? Confusion? Truth? Clarity? okay really, this post was just for link juice from all the silly christians out there. Update: NY Times and Christianity Today weigh in on controversy HarperOne the publisher has moved the release date up to March 15th 2011 Update 2: RSVP at the facebook page as Rob Bell will […]

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Wanted: An opportunity to sacrifice

Here’s the flipside to the Mars Mission story… when news broke that the journey to Mars could only happen as a one-way trip, there were over 500 unsolicited requests to be a part of the crew. “Students, soldiers, law enforcement officers, nurses, and space enthusiasts young and old wrote in, saying they’d be happy to […]

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Why I like twilight

For those of you in shock, I read the entire series a couple years ago and have already confessed this secret sin of mine. One primary reason for my fascination has a lot to do with my previous post on denying the essence of who you are for those whom you love. An underlying storyline […]

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Cursed for Christ

How far would you go for love? There’s a loaded story in the Scriptures about how God’s chosen people decide to worship a golden calf in God’s ‘absence’. What fascinates me even more is the conversation Moses has with God afterwards. Of all the things to ask for, Moses requests forgiveness on behalf of these […]

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