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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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My friend Josh shared a thought last night that I’ve been wrestling with this morning. He said someone had shared with him that they thought sincerity was the new orthodoxy. …

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I’ve found (thanks to Grant) a new blog that I love. It’s called Soul Pancake and it was created by Rainn Wilson, the actor who plays Dwight from The Office. …

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What’s the point of going to church?* ** *I recognize that we don’t go to church, but we are the church. But you know what I mean. **I’m not asking …

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Last night, the book club of which I’m a part began discussing our next book, Dallas Willard’s Divine Conspiracy. I’ve only read the introduction and first chapter so far, but …

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I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a couple weeks now, but just hadn’t gotten around to it. My pal from high school, Levon Walker (not the name I …

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This weekend, quite a protest erupted around Amazon’s removal of more than 57,000 books – originally said to be primarily gay- or lesbian-themed – from its catalog of search results.  …

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With Facebook crossing the 200 million-member mark on Wednesday, it’s clear our inboxes will never be the same. I’m receiving emails from my relatives, college professors and business colleagues that …

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As I’ve gotten older and studied the Bible more, I’ve grown skeptical about how factual it really is. Don’t get me wrong, I affirm that the Bible is God-breathed. But …

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I was afraid to talk about this, as I didn’t want to jeopardize my current position, but I have been offered an opportunity that I just can’t pass up. After …

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Ever since coming across ProBlogger.com, I’ve been impressed with the practical, helpful tips the site’s creator, Darren Rowse, provides. A lot of his tips have to do with monetizing your …

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