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over the past few months i have struggled with the idea of perspective.  particularly about how to go about articulating and expressing a healthy world view.  i do not necessarily mean a paradigm, no something more basic and closer to ourselves.  maybe it is a throw back to maslow or a need to substantiate universals…

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a pain in the …

a funny thing happened on the way to church this morning – or rather, once i got here. as i put my stuff down in the sanctuary getting ready to put the roman (check out the kindred page) in the nursery i felt my back give out and i was stuck sitting in my pew…

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definition of a pastor

recently a good friend of mine posted a new entry into his blog (the details of which are not important to this entry, but it is a great read and he is a good guy so you can read it here: http://is.gd/dsA4t); what has prompted this entry was what came out in the ensuing discussion…

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what in the world is God up to

every now and then i am reminded of the awesome power and majesty of God.  for me it is never a specific miracle or huge, mountian moving gesture that does it.  no, it is generally an amalgam of small things – a collection of minor occurances that align in just the right way at just…

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a matter of health

recently i have gone through quite a bit of interesting things in my life. from issues of changing compensation, coming to grips with certain aspects of my personality that i had yet to fully deal with, to the health and financial future of my children, to certain physical changes in me. just a bevy of…

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goodness gracious its friday

On this day that is set aside for the Christian faith to both celebrate and lament one of the three biggest landmark events of our faith, the torture, humiliation and eventual death of our savior Christ (the other two would be his resurrection and ascension into heaven) it is interested to see some of the…

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the death of an angel

I know that I try to be clever with the titles of my posts – some play on words or something kitschy about my posts.  However this time this is a literal title.  Today is a day to mourn the tragic death of a young athlete.  Nick Adenhart, a twenty-two year old pitcher for the…

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a simple case for God

here is a simple case for the existence of God that i offer as fodder for thought: 1. something is comprised of anything 2. nothing is the absence of anything 3. something is better than nothing 4. naturalists (and therefore athiests) hold that the initial and terminal states of the universe is nothingness 5. creationists…

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