Why The Left Hates My Marriage
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Why The Left Hates My Marriage

I go weeks without reflecting on the difference in the quantity of melanin between my lovely wife and myself. I really do. Then somebody on Twitter has to go and weigh in on the subject. This week it was a blue-check named Clayburn Griffin, who responded to a tweet featuring non-PC comedian Bill Burr and…

James 2:12-13 – The Perfect Law of Liberty
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James 2:12-13 – The Perfect Law of Liberty

So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. My hands gripped the steering wheel so hard my knuckles turned white, and my upper teeth ground against my lower teeth in…

James 2:10-11 – But Officer…
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James 2:10-11 – But Officer…

For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.Did Imagine with me a hypothetical…

Repenting of Our Sins to Big Brother
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Repenting of Our Sins to Big Brother

I feel I should begin this post by saying that I do not watch the steaming sewage pipeline that is Big Brother Brazil, one of Brazilian TV’s most popular programs. I have much better things to do with my time. Like getting a root canal, for example. For those unfamiliar with the Big Brother TV…

James 2:8-9 – One of Those Royal Laws
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James 2:8-9 – One of Those Royal Laws

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. The story is told of a small town mayor here in Northeast Brazil who wanted to build a…

James 2:6b-7 – Unfortunate Assumptions, Part 2
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James 2:6b-7 – Unfortunate Assumptions, Part 2

Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? As I have contemplated this text over the past couple weeks, two incidents from our life here in Brazil – both involving my oldest son Michael – were brought to my…