Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cowboy Gets A Crush – the Cowboy Saga, part four

“She’s pretty, that’s for sure Pete.” There was no one but me and Pete riding out on this side of the herd. “You saw her. I think she smiled at me. Not sure. Could be. What do you think?” I could trust Pete to … Continue reading

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Cowboy and the Preacher Shake Hands – the Cowboy Saga, part three

My hand was cold and clammy and I couldn’t help it but the preacher wanted to shake it anyway. My hand wasn’t the only thing being shook. My whole body had the shakes. I’d never felt so cold in the … Continue reading

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The Perils of Passionate Speech

I hear the excuse of passion often. Someone says something outrageous and their defenders say: You can’t blame a person for being passionate. Sure, but you have to love their passion. Yes, but that was the passion talking. To which … Continue reading

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Cold Canyon – the Cowboy Saga, part two

I coughed into the dark frosted air, my nose as stuffed as a Christmas goose. “Maybe we should have taken them up on that invitation to stay, Pete.” Pete didn’t say anything one way or the other. He never did. Just … Continue reading

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Counting Canyons – the Cowboy Saga, part one

“What is this … four?” I asked Pete. Pete wasn’t going to answer me. He never said anything, except maybe a snort when he saw me bringing him a bag of oats. I sang as I counted to myself the … Continue reading

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Patriarchy Preacher Means What He Says (but won’t admit it)

In 2009 Bruce Ware spoke at a conference held by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW). His talk concerned what he thinks the Bible requires from men and woman, particularly in the context of marriage and what happens when a … Continue reading

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Patriarchy Preachers Teach that Jesus Is a Lesser God

If someone tells you they have discovered a new understanding of the Bible, skepticism is called for. After all:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8.) God is who he is, always has been, and … Continue reading

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I Know How God Works

I know how God works. Or perhaps I should say I know what the Bible says about how God works. The Folly of the Law Trying your best to follow the rules alienates you from God. You who are trying … Continue reading

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Loving the Oppressed Isn’t Easy

I saw the tears of the oppressed—     and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors—     and they have no comforter. (Ecclesiastes 4:1.) How can you offer patient grace to the oppressed, those in need of … Continue reading

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Why Bother Caring When the World Is Going to Hell

People are dying. Hospitals, airports, tree-lined streets; people at work, people at play and people at worship; those in need of protection and those charged with protecting them – there is no safe place, no safe gathering. They are being … Continue reading

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