Archive | June, 2011

Did we get played by Rob Bell?

June 30, 2011

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We’re about four months past the controversy that erupted because of Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. From the very beginning, I wondered if the author was gaming us with his provocative and vaguely worded questions about hell. Uber-blogger Tim Challies has a very helpful assessment about the good, the bad and the ugly of the […]

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What do you think of the new Faces Of Lions advertising campaign?

June 30, 2011

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Actually, this mane man in the tight trousers was part of an advertising campaign run by Lee Jeans way back in 1971. The image is disturbing, but I can’t look away. You can see the rest of the magazine ads that ran in the campaign here.

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You could win 11 Christian books!

June 25, 2011

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UPDATE:  Some of my readers have let me know that they’re squeamish about using the tool below to enter for the giveaway because it asks for permission to access your Facebook account. If that’s you, feel free to enter just by leaving a comment below that says “I’d like to win the books!” But to […]

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Zombie killer knives + 3 more

June 25, 2011

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Zombie Killer Knives — If you’ve been looking for a way to protect yourself from undead flesh-eating attackers, check out this new line of carnage-minded cutlery. Sorry, no word on any weapons to deal with vampires or werewolves.   This television commercial for Barbie first aired in 1959. HT: How To Be A Retronaut   […]

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Do you ever feel restless?

June 22, 2011

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Probably a better question to ask me: Do you ALWAYS feel restless? I’m feeling unsettled in general these days. Antsy. There seems to be something I should be doing, but what is it exactly? There are so many needs … so many priorities. Where do I start? Augustine would probably point me to God. He […]

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Are you lobbing truth grenades?

June 21, 2011

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I can tend to lob truth grenades when I see people as projects to be completed rather than friends to be loved. How do you overcome this unloving and unproductive practice?

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One of my favorite commercials ever

June 20, 2011

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What’s your all-time favorite commercial?

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Bacon Cake … just in time for Father’s Day!

June 17, 2011

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Double-decker maple-flavored cake topped by a thick blanket of crispy bacon? Yes please! You can order this dude-friendly dessert from Frost Doughnuts. But if you’re not in the Seattle area, you can find 35 other meaty gift ideas for Father’s Day here. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received or given for Father’s Day? Be […]

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When’s the last time you were REALLY quiet?

June 17, 2011

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My soul is often like a kid throwing a temper tantrum. On the floor, thrashing around, screaming at the top of its lungs. Unlike the psalmist, I am occupied with things that are too great for me. How do you calm and quiet your soul? Where do you go? How do you do it?

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Are you praying for more of the presence?

June 15, 2011

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“Pray daily for a great outpouring of the Spirit on the Church and on the world. This is the grand need of the day—it is the thing that we need far more than money, machinery, and men. The “company of preachers” in Christendom is far greater than it was in the days of Paul; but […]

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