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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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Addendum to #2: The Bible provides an incomplete, human picture of who God is. 17. The Bible is the perfect word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16) 18. The Bible was …

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1. God and His ways are bigger than human comprehension. (Ecclesiastes 8:16-18) 2. The Bible doesn’t provide the entire picture of who God is. (John 21:25) 3. The Bible is …

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As I stated in a couple of posts back, I’ve been reading A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren. It’s been a pretty incredible experience for me. I don’t think I …

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I know that I talk about Arrested Development too much on this blog. (This is my third post about the beloved show.) However, I have some inspirational news of inspiration. …

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I was chatting with a friend who is disenfranchised with church. He doesn’t think it’s authentic. Here’s what he said: “the most spiritual experience i’ve had in the past two …

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I picked up a new book this weekend by Brian McLaren (pictured above) titled A Generous Orthodoxy. I’m not sure what I think about it yet, but I’m intrigued by …

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Doubting Thomas Nickel Creek Why Should the Fire Die? What will be left when I’ve drawn my last breath Besides the folks I’ve met and the folks who’ve known me …

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I had a radical thought a few days ago. I’m sure I’m not the first to have this radical thought, which means it probably isn’t that radical after all. However, …

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I hate to bump my previous post already, but this news is too important to wait. It appears Fox has cancelled Arrested Development after its 13 episodes this season. Christmas …

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It seems that many Christians want to see America return to its “moral foundations.” Yet, as seemingly wonderful as a “Christian” nation would be, if it were simply a political …

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