Archive | August, 2010

Does Tim Tebow’s haircut have a prayer of catching on?

August 24, 2010

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Is there anything you could learn from monks? Despite all the buzz that the NFL rookie sensation generated with his teammate-provided haircut, I recommend their fashions don’t leave the monastery. This blog post discussed a movement called “New Monasticism.” While  I wouldn’t agree with some of the practices outlined in the article, it does touch […]

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Guess who’s coming to dinner

August 23, 2010

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He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the […]

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Will your local orchestra soon be playing the Roger Federer Overture?

August 20, 2010

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Okay, maybe it lacks the thrill factor of shooting an apple off your son’s head with a bow and arrow, but Roger Federer’s stunt is still pretty impressive. To be honest, I’m usually not a big fan of stunts or “stupid human tricks.”  Though some might think my Bible-In-A-Month Challenge falls into this kind of […]

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Living in the leper colony

August 17, 2010

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I’m so sick, Infected with where I live Let me live without this Empty bliss, Selfishness I’m so sick I’m so sick Flyleaf — “I’m So Sick” We live in a sin-sick world. In days of old, the sick were often kept separated from society in the hopes that they wouldn’t infect others with their […]

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Should you take a look at your daughter’s books?

August 13, 2010

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For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off. (Leviticus 17:14 ESV) Sorry Team Edward, scripture […]

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Tina Fey’s unfunny debut

August 6, 2010

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Based on her work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, Tina Fey is one of today’s superstars of comedy. But you would never have known it by seeing her 1995 screen debut in this drab little commercial for a bank. There’s nothing to suggest that she would be capable of an outrageously funny impersonation […]

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Does your soul need to hit the gym?

August 4, 2010

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“The present benefit of spiritual discipline is a fulfilled, God-blessed, fruitful, and useful life. If you get involved in spiritual gymnastics, the blessings of godliness will carry on into eternity. Although many people spend far more time exercising their bodies than their souls, the excellent servant of Jesus Christ realizes that spiritual discipline is a […]

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