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Today’s reading was interesting. Both the OT and NT readings were challenging, but for different reasons. Mostly though, I don’t really understand what I’m reading in Genesis. That should become pretty clear after reading today’s post.

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What follows below are unfiltered, uncensored thoughts on my reading of Genesis 1-3 and John 1. You’ve been warned.

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I’ve never read the Bible. I’ve started a bunch of times, trying different methods, but I’ve never successfully read all the way through. Let’s see if we can remedy that.

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I hate “Seek The Old Paths.” It is a hateful, unholy and unhelpful publication that gets passed around conservative church of Christ circles. I don’t read it anymore, but in my masochism, I popped by there the other day and was confronted by a truly awful article about depression. In it, the author, a preacher from Fort Worth, Texas named Tom …

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I love coffee rings. What to some might be an annoying, ugly recognition of one’s sloppiness, I find to be a cool addition to any piece of paper. Seriously. Each ring is unique, but strikingly similar. The varying thickness of the line. The addition of a splatter or two. The incomplete ring that is just a hint of a spill. …

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One of my new friends and new favorite people is leaving town for a couple of months to head to the Middle East for work. I am sad about this reality, which is interesting to me for two reasons: This individual is a relatively new friend; I’ve known him for several years, but we’ve only recently come to be acquainted. …

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For the last couple of years, I’d been hung up on the point of worship. I didn’t really enjoy it anymore, because I didn’t understand why we were doing it. Three years ago, I wrote a post titled “Three Views of Worship,” and while I don’t necessarily disagree with what I wrote, it left me with a lingering question: who …

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In news that no one was expecting or cared to receive, I am attempting to revive ToddBlog.net. This attempt has been made numerous times over the years, the most recent was 18 months ago where I had a whopping THREE new posts before giving up the attempt. This time is sure to be a greater success, as I have FIVE …

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A couple of months ago, I asked my Twitter followers if they were going to hire a social media consultant, what would they want: education on how to use the tools, a strategy for implementation or a complete social media management solution. As one who prefers and promotes the first two and abhors the latter, I was shocked to hear …

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I sometimes wonder about the effectiveness of drama in presenting a powerful message. It can easily come across as cheesy or trite. The video below is certainly cheesy, but it …

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Dr. Jules Hilbert: Hell Harold, you could just eat nothing but pancakes if you wanted. Harold Crick: What is wrong with you? Hey, I don’t want to eat nothing but …

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“We must decide where we want our ministry to count – in the momentary applause of popular recognition or in the reproduction of our lives in a few chosen people …

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I’ve been tagged by Kristin. Thanks for the easy post! First Memory: Disney Land. I think I was four. I rode the Thunder Mountain Railroad and I remember talking to …

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I’m currently rereading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Last time I read it, I was in a van with nine other people, traversing the nation, sharing the good news of Jesus …

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There is a man who works in our building who is unfriendly to my fellow, male co-workers and me. He doesn’t really acknowledge our presence aside from a head nod …

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“I look like an idiot,” I said aloud, checking myself in the full-size mirror. I was wearing a cowboy hat, safety pinned, bright green Hawaiian shirt that was three sizes …

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Cliff recommended the new Hillsong United CD, All of the Above. While I’m not a huge fan of a majority of the CD, I can’t wait to use these songs …

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What does it mean for a church to be “authentic?” This word has been thrown around a lot lately, becoming almost as irrelevant as “relevant.” But amazingly, no matter who …

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Prophets Of A Future Not Our Own Oscar Romero It helps now and then to step back and take a long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, …

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