Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sometimes the best way to stand up, is to shut up

There was a time when I had just a touch of fiery Bible college student in me. While I can’t put exact dates to this, I remember it well. I’d roll in and out of discussions with my theology gun … Continue reading

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Showing thanks

I got Super Nintendo one year for Christmas. Technically it was from “Santa,” but I was at the age where I kind of knew who’d really purchased it for me. (If you don’t get where I’m going with this, I’m … Continue reading

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What Josh Kaufman taught me about growing dreams

During the past two months I’ve been privileged to write a number of stories about Blacksburg High School graduate and winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Josh Kaufman. Prior to this if you’d asked me if I liked reality TV, I … Continue reading

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Can a Christian be a homosexual?

Can a Christian be a homosexual? Years ago I would have likely answered that question quite differently. But that was long before one of my close Christian friends told me he was gay. Honestly, I had no idea, and in … Continue reading

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What I learned from a frozen toilet

Originally posted on back porch theology:
Flushing your toilet is one of the underrated pleasures in life. How do I know this? Because for a few hours Tuesday I was robbed of this pleasure by the “Polar Vortex,” and like…

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My motives of offense

Over the weekend, 256 football players were drafted by teams in the National Football League. One of those players is gay. And when that player, Michael Sam, was drafted in the 7th round Saturday afternoon by the St. Louis Rams, … Continue reading

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Handling the fallout is more important than the fight

A pair of Indiana Pacers decided to add fistfight to the to-do list prior to the team’s second first-round playoff game against Atlanta. Following the game, which the Pacers won, the story broke and of course there was no shortage … Continue reading

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