Category Archives: Making Sense of Faith

It is Not Good

So in the creation story in Genesis, God creates and then declares each day (accept the second day, I believe) that His creation is “good.” This happens days 1-5 of creation. Then on day six, man is created and God … Continue reading

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Identity – Being before Doing

I talk a lot about “identity.” I think one of the core issues for growing as a follower of Jesus is determined by how we view ourselves – where we get our “identity” from. I struggle to articulate this point, … Continue reading

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Holy Middle Ground – Part 2

I found this quote in a book I’m reading (“What It Means to Be a Man“). It fits perfectly with my original post on “Holy Middle Ground.” “Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center.” Karl Wilhelm Friedrich … Continue reading

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The New Lone Ranger Movie and The Way of Blessing

So I’ve been on a bit of a “winning streak” in recent days. Like last year, I won free haircuts for a year from “Fantastic Sam’s”. I won a free membership to Sam’s Club. And honestly, I won something else … Continue reading

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Those Crazy Christians

Sadly, in December of 2011, I lost a good friend, Stephen Getzelemann.  As Stephen battled against a Strep A infection, our church surrounded he and his wife and son. It seemed like everyone was praying and pitching in to help, … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Responsibility

I loved one of the illustrations from Pastor Matt‘s sermon on Sunday. I’ll get to that in a minute. The gist of the message was that we are called to “serve one another” (Galatians 5:13-16). In fact, God has set … Continue reading

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Holy Middle Ground

One of my frustrations often in trying to grow spiritually is that the way to growth is often not clear. Often, as I read Scripture, books, blogs, etc., an end goal is held out for me to achieve, but the … Continue reading

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