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Yes, Matt Walsh’s Logic Hurts Me Personally

A few people shared Matt Walsh’s latest blog post on Facebook today (for those who don’t know who Matt is, he calls himself a blogger, writer, speaker, and professional truth sayer), and he hooked me in with the post’s title. I usually refuse to read his stuff because I find it absurd and inflammatory — and his post entitled […]

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Learning Not to Puppet the Convictions of Others

I was a seventeen-year-old kid with no religious affiliation who just wanted to see Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. I didn’t realize I’d have to walk through a gauntlet of Christians handing out pamphlets and trying to turn me away. The first woman who approached me (I would guess she was in her thirties) handed me […]


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Manufacturing Outrage in the Christian Blogosphere

NOTE: Since this post was published yesterday, Bobby Grow has written “An Open Apology to Rachel Held Evans” and removed the original post referenced in this work.  I read Rachel Held Evans piece on Abraham, “I would fail Abraham’s test (and I bet you would too)” and, not only was I not scandalized, I enjoyed it. I’ve […]


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The Time Mr. Rogers Slapped Me Upside the Head

Every time I’ve sat down to write a post in the last month, I’ve come up dry. I was thinking it must be writer’s block, but now I’m not so sure. There’s a quiet revolution happening in my heart and I’m only now beginning to see it for what is. Waging war to promote peace Evangelicalism’s […]

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Scripture

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Some Scriptural Arguments against an Eternal Hell

I promised to come back and focus on the scriptural reasons why I reject eternal conscious torment (ETC), which is the idea that those who die without Christ will suffer forever in a Hieronymus Bosch painting. After this post, I’ll probably write one more to talk through some arguments for ETC and responses I’ve received from people who […]

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Social Issues

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Reasoning with My Critics in the Cleavage Wars

Never read the comments. This is a lesson I know, but always seem to forget. I had a blog post about modesty culture take off this week and I just couldn’t stop reading the comments. Here are some of my favorite comments (and the genders from whence they sprung): “‘Stop telling me how to dress!’ was uttered by […]

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The Church

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Christ’s Midwives: Giving Birth to the Kingdom

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. . .” Romans 8:22 On the table in front of me is a vase full of lilies and daisies. I can already see the petals beginning to discolor. It’ll only be a matter of days […]

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