Tag Archives: John 4

Ironic Detachment, The New Sincerity, And Me

I was recently introduced to the New Sincerity movement in a book review by Karen Swallow Prior where she explains it as, a trend within popular culture “that prioritizes the virtues of sincerity and authenticity over just about anything else” … Continue reading

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Jesus Never Hit A Woman

[I’m at my friend Bronwyn’s place today with a guest post. Once you’ve arrived at Bronwyn’s Corner you should stay a while and read all her great writing!] *** You know what I like about encouragement? It’s so encouraging! A lot of … Continue reading

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Water – It’s Powerful Wet Stuff

When I saw this picture, I couldn’t help but think of the one-legged and large-footed Dufflepuds in C.S. Lewis’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Dufflepuds (originally called Monopods) were none too bright, and when they first heard that people … Continue reading

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An Impala, a Cheetah and a Tourist Went for a Drive …

South African Adventures In a scene that gives new meaning to the imagery of hind’s feet, some tourists in South Africa got more than they bargained for when a herd of impala rushed across the road in an effort to … Continue reading

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Diets and Cleanses and Feasting on Bread & Water

Cleanse Skepticism Cleanses are big nowadays. Restrict your diet to whatever some company that wants to charge you lots of money says is good for you, and all of your body’s nasty toxins go away. No science to back it … Continue reading

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Yeah, I’ve Been That Guy

[This first appeared as a guest post I wrote last year for Laura Martin at her excellent blog Enough Light.] *** In The Four Loves C.S. Lewis discusses people who act in unlovable ways and notes, “They seal up the … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts, Homosexuals and Jesus – churches shouldn’t run away from gay kids

[I have a new post up at Think Christian. Here’s the intro:] The Boy Scouts just voted to drop the prohibition on gay youth, changing their long-held stance against allowing homosexuals as members. A lot of scout troops are sponsored … Continue reading

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Lesbian and Gay Relationships – a repost from the archives

I have gay relationships. I have lesbian relationships too. I think God is pleased. There seem to be quite a few people in my profession who fall into one of the LGBTQQIA categories – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Courtroom

Courtrooms are formal and stuffy places, right? Serious business goes on there and everyone is on their best behavior, aren’t they? Would anyone act inappropriately? The answer to each of those questions is “You’d be surprised.” I’ve been a judge … Continue reading

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Lesbian and Gay Relationships

I have gay relationships. I have lesbian relationships too. I think God is pleased. There seem to be quite a few people in my profession who fall into one of the LGBTQQ categories – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning. … Continue reading

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