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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 have an unhealthy infatuation with gadgets and kitchen implements. Our closets and cabinets are filled with testaments to that reality. However, two of my recent purchases filled our house …

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I’m a relatively busy individual. My job, friends, wife and cats all conspire to keep my schedule full. And I know I’m not alone in this. A couple of weeks …

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Despite what a minority of people say, the situation in Sudan is far from peaceful. I got an email from Save Darfur this morning that I wanted share. Intimidation, torture, …

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I’m not a big resolution-maker. My resolve typically dissolves about two or three days after I’ve declared my new-year intentions. We’ll see if 2010 will be different.

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Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful, peaceful break.

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Hayley recently came across an article discussing the hardships of being an atheist during the holiday season. She believes her childhood experiences with Christmas were very similar those atheists complain about, and she never complained when she was young.

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This year my company decided to something a little different for our charitable effort.

Rather than split into three different teams to help three different charities or organizations, as has been our December tradition, we combined our efforts as a group to create Do the Deed – a movement inspired by simple, single acts of kindness.

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For a long time, I attended a church that was associated with a relatively unpopular tradition of legalism and condemnation. Every time someone would ask me where I went to …

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One of the worst things about being a Christian is the huge divide between what I want to do and what I actually do.

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With more than 700,000 fans and fewer than 80 tweets, Justin Halpern, creator of the popular Twitter account Sh*t My Dad Says (warning, many tweets are NSFW), has landed a …

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