Writings

Theology, opinion, fiction, and the occasional limerick.

The Three-Headed Monster that Killed Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is dead. For all practical purposes, as a time when society as a whole pauses to thank God for...

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James 1:22 – Flying Turkeys and Other Delusions

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. I was reminded the other day of a...

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James 1:21 – Stop Listening to Your Heart!

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to...

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Missionary Max…Racist?

The other day it occurred to me that it had been a while since I checked for new reviews for...

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James 1:19-20 Three Rules for Christians on Social Media…and Everywhere Else

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the...

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James 1:18 – Firetruck! Firetruck! Firetruck!

Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of...

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James 1:17 – This Isn’t God’s First Rodeo

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom...

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A Brazilian Emperor, a Scottish Sea Captain, and Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump

The year was 1822, and Dom Pedro – the newly-minted emperor of the newly-minted nation of Brazil – had two...

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James 1:16 – Stop Whitewashing the Fence

Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. For our around-the-table reading, our family just finished up the Mark Twain classic,...

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James 1:15 – A Fateful Wrong Turn

Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. The...

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