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728b

Some of you already know what I’m talking about. For those who don’t, the title is a reference to the song “Our God, He is Alive”, which for whatever typographical reasons, was squeezed into the canonical Church-of-Christ song book with the number “728b”. It boldly proclaims the existence of God and trust we place in him: There is, beyond the azure blue A God, concealed from human sight He tinted skies with heavenly hue, and…

Posted 11 Oct 2015     Read more...

Luke 18

This is a chapter of reversals. Jesus starts off the chapter telling a parable to his disciples, urging them to pray with confidence and perseverence. To those who need to place their trust in God, he explains: The widow has no power or influence, and yet she obtains what she needs from a rotten, lazy, uncaring judge. How much more will the powerful, active, and loving God come to our aid if we ask for…

Posted 13 Sep 2015     Read more...

Luke 17

First, a quick apology for the long hiatus on Luke posts. I used up all my “Christian writing juices” teaching Bible class at church and leading a small group at school, and there weren’t any drops left to pour into this blog. Both of those commitments are finished/diminished, so it’s time to write again. Luke chapter 17 contains quite a collection of little bits, and so instead of trying to draw some larger synthesis, I’m…

Posted 26 Nov 2014     Read more...

Stereo buttons - A true story

A while back, the stereo in my friend’s car broke in a particularly annoying way: the “volume down” button stopped working. Or, I should say, it stopped working consistently. Sometimes it made the volume go down. But sometimes it made the volume go up instead, which was truly aggravating if someone annoying like Bruno Mars came on the radio while you were trying to have a serious conversation. I offered to try and fix it,…

Posted 11 Jun 2014     Read more...

Countless second chances

Since the contents of this half-written post came up conversation three times today, it’s time to finish it. Those who are musically well-versed (at least in the limited genre of trendy contemporary-Christian music) will mock me for this, but I just discovered Rend Collective Experiment’s new(ish) album this week. And it is really, really good. The whole album is excellent, but today one song has been running through my mind. The chorus shouts, Oh, your…

Posted 20 Feb 2014     Read more...

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