Tag Archives: Romans 8

When Christians Fail To Listen

One of my favorite films is To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart (playing Harry Morgan) and Lauren Bacall (Marie). Bogie is a fishing boat captain on a small Caribbean island, Bacall is an American stuck there with no … Continue reading

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You’re Not Letting Your Mistakes Define You, Are You?

[From the archives.] *** “To worship an idol involves calling something holy when it is not holy. Remember, only God can consecrate. … When a human being tries to consecrate what God has never consecrated, it is not a genuine … Continue reading

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Royal Childhood Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Royalty has its privileges, that’s for sure. But it isn’t always easy being a child in line for the throne. As one chronicler is quoted in a recent article: “How can a child grow into a normal adult if the … Continue reading

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Owning Your Lust

Suppose an attractive member of your church walks in on the men’s Bible study one morning and strips off her clothes and then dances in a very sexual manner. Is she responsible if men lust after her? What if some … Continue reading

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Food Styling and a Mouthful of Marbles

[This first appeared as a guest post I wrote for Rachel Stone’s blog last summer. She writes great stuff about faith and food and social justice, sometimes all at once!] Stylish Food My wife and I like to watch Food … Continue reading

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Global Warming – Being In Denial Is No Joke

Denial of Overwhelming Evidence According to a recent report on NPR: Academies of science around the world agree that climate change is real and caused largely by burning fossil fuels. So do many professional scientific organizations. Polls of scientists point … Continue reading

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School Tells Teen Mom, “Nobody Puts Baby in the Yearbook!”

This young mother worked hard to graduate high school early while caring for her newborn son. “I picked my son because he’s helped me be a better person,” Tiller told Yahoo! Shine. “By having him, I grew up quickly but … Continue reading

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The Pneumatology of Popcorn Twigs

High winds tore through here recently. Not for the first time this spring, and perhaps not for the last. The earlier winds took most of the heavy branches down already, so these were left with smaller bits of tree and … Continue reading

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This Atheist Couldn’t Sing

[This first appeared as a guest post at Aimee Byrd’s Housewife Theologian. If you haven’t yet been reading her posts, you’ve been missing out!] Evensong at Canterbury I was an atheist. Raised in a liturgical church, by the time I finished … Continue reading

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The Art Of Cool: Top Tips On How To Be Hip, Today, With It, Now and Outasite!

[I’m guest posting at Nick McDonald’s Scribblepreach today, and it’s because of a suggestion he made. Here’s the opening of the post, and I hope you click through to his place to read the rest and then sample his great … Continue reading

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