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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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This weekend, Hayley and I saw “Becoming Jane,” a fictional story about a suspected romance between Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy – a romance which, it has been suggested, inspired …

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from the hateful poster people. I’m not exactly sure what the point is here. Are they opposed to justice? Do they think that justice is a left-wing concept? Do they …

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What doctrines, beliefs, theology or orthodoxies are essential to being “in the fold” (accepted by Christ)?

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It is appalling to me the number of Christians who are rude. I run across these Christians on a daily basis – they cut me off in traffic, they are …

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I need a little help. I’m reading The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury – a book in the same vein of The Da Vinci Code, though better paced and written, …

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Well, things are starting to get in order here. As you can see, I’ve got a new design. I’m not done tweaking it yet – in fact, I haven’t even …

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I stood, patiently awaiting the moment I would be allowed to take my seat. I was preparing to experience an evening at World Cabaret, an annual show put on by …

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Holy cow. I may be the worst blog admin ever. Well, I have a new host, a new plan and, unfortunately, a new blog. Update your bookmarks, your RSS feeds …

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Hayley and I were nervous – seeing a man as he is about to die is not something that either of us have much experience with. We were coming to …

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My formative years (middle school) were spent in a hyper-conservative church environment. It was the cofC-way or the hell-way, so to speak. The way I understood God, His church and …

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