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Shaping Worldviews. In Order.

Shaping Worldviews. In Order.

This week’s #2021WritingChallenge is the word order. My eleven-year-old is reading Bruxy Cavey’s End of Religion right now. It’s a treatise on the toxicity of religion and how it is antithetical to everything Jesus was about. For those unversed in the ways of Bruxy (or unfamiliar with the actual portrayal of Jesus in the Bible), this may come off as antithetical or counterintuitive even – “Heh? Didn’t Jesus come to start a religion? Why would he be opposed to it?”…

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Feeding Four Year Olds Fear

Feeding Four Year Olds Fear

One of the greatest struggles we have with our four year old is getting him to eat. It hasn’t always been this way. When he was under 3, he would eat anything. It was out of control, really. In fact, there were days where we would just sit there with him and try 10-15 random foods from the fridge just to see what his limits would be. There were none. He ate anything. We were completely fascinated at this willingness…

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Mingling with the Splendours we See

Mingling with the Splendours we See

A few weekends ago we were out camping with some friends. One morning my buddy and I woke up early, hopped on the quad, and drove some 20-30 minutes to access a hidden lake in the middle of seemingly nowhere. As we drove up the hill to the lake, the scene we beheld was surreal – the water was glass, the air was crisp, standing at attention, holding its breath. The trees looked down on us, roused from a night’s…

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My Son is 4.

My Son is 4.

  Cam turned 4 yesterday, which is crazy. The last 4 years have been probably the greatest of my life. Rhonda’s too, I think. He’s going to start school in the fall and so life will go in all sorts of new, predictably unpredictable directions. It’s an exciting time. I was reflecting back to when Cam was born–which is what you do on your kid’s birthday–before the incident in which there may or may not have been a fainting at…

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Some Ramblings on Our Fairly Normal Shared Christian Experience

Some Ramblings on Our Fairly Normal Shared Christian Experience

I have this theory that as a 20-30 something evangelical with a fairly normal upbringing in a fairly nominal Christian home, having gone to a fairly normal evangelical college, and lived life thus far with fairly normal experiences by and large, I share a brand of faith that could be transferred to other 20-30 somethings with very minor modifications required. In other words, I suspect that most people share the beliefs, doubts, questions, passions, fears, and concerns that I have…

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