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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’m a writer. I’m going to write a book. This book may never grace the shelves of my local (or any) Barnes & Noble. This book may never be read …

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There are few issues that transcend our political and religious differences. It’s all too easy for us to construct walls that divide us as humans and limit our resources, energy …

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A couple more thoughts: Recognize that our destination isn’t Heaven, it’s Jesus – I think that for too long, I viewed my Christian life as one big mine field. That …

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I was reading a blog somewhere (I can’t remember where now) about developing a “Heavenly worldview.” The point was that we should rid ourselves of our earthly thoughts and instead …

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This summer I’m teaching the Wednesday night class for my youth group. We’re discussing “The Secret Message of Jesus” by Brian McLaren – one of my favorite books. (Sidenote: I’m …

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The church’s purpose is clear: recognize that Jesus is Lord and thusly, live like He commanded.Unfortunately, I fear that many churches have lost sight of this purpose, and have adopted …

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Primetime television is in flux. Evening TV was once considered “appointment television,” but many people, particularly young adults, are missing their appointments – or rather, they’re rescheduling them.Tivo has changed …

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There’s a new pornography and it’s not being released in seedy back-alley stores, through inappropriate chat rooms or in run-down theaters. It’s being advertised on TV and receiving blockbuster status …

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Hayley and I love seeing movies. Be it in the theater, on DVD or on Lifetime, we love us some quality film. As such, we often engage in dialog with …

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One week, five days ago I wrote a post about the church of Christ. It was somewhat cathartic, getting my feelings out there and having other people (not all) pat …

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