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Santa Claus

The Truth about Santa

I don't condemn any parent for doing the Santa thing. But here's why I won't. [...]

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Santa Baby

Growing up, my family had a fun little Christmas Eve tradition that was hardly unique. My parents would pick out a single gift for each person, and we’d all get to open [...]

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Adivasi Women Dancing

A Difference between Difference and Sin

For centuries, strategic missions organizations in Europe sent workers by ship or caravan to the most remote reaches of trade routes and beyond. The wild interior of Africa, [...]

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On the Shoulders

I believe this is one of the greatest times to be alive in the church. Yes, persecution exists in different forms in different places. Yes, there is a great resistance in [...]

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Confronting Boundaries — Part 2

I take a systematic, methodical approach when confronting boundaries (or assessing any potential truth) because it produces reliable results. I've adapted John Wesley's quadrilateral to this task, since my personal boundaries are essentially doctrine or truth applied to me personally. [...]

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Confronting Boundaries — Part 1

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Personal BoundariesI recently wrote about my recognition that some boundaries aren’t as universally absolute as some Christians [...]

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