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The “Do You Have a Peace About It?” Lie

There's one -- and only one -- thing you should never have a peace about. Never. I can't tell you how many times I've heard the words. "I don't have a peace about it." "I knew it was right because I had a peace about it." It's a spiritual sounding reason for a Christian to make a decision. To turn down a request, make a strategic move for one's future, hold onto one's … [Read More...]

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How to Give Your Pastor the Worst Week of His Life

You're the ideal church-goer. You're sharp and witty and an asset to any organization. You tell it like it is and get things done. But, unfortunately, there's no ideal church. And, more importantly, no ideal pastor. However, with a little help from you, your … [Read More...]

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What My Kid Could Teach Us About Worship

"Praise ye the Lord, Alleluia, Praise ye the Lord, Alleluia, Praise ye the Lord, Alleluia... Praise ye the Lord!" We clap and smile and praise God. Luke claps before we reach the end of the song. Every time. I've played on worship teams for eighteen … [Read More...]

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The Art of Telling Someone Off in Christianese

Christians need help with confrontations. Let's face it. There's a lot of meanness out there. Most of the time we just sit and take it. Others, we walk away and complain to our friends. Rarely do we stand up and respectfully, firmly put someone in their … [Read More...]

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Why You Have To Be Hated To Be a Christian

Your parents wanted to make you a clone of them. Didn't take. You rebelled. Your pastor wanted to make you a Jesus Freak. Didn't work. Toned that down. You fought and fought to carve yourself into a self-made man (or woman). But you couldn't drop one bad habit … [Read More...]

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Too Beautiful to Hold

There are moments too beautiful for a heart to hold. So I stand here with my little girl in my arms, this tiny heart soaking into me, and mine pouring out all over the floor. Soaking the carpet. Splattering the dresser (the one given to us by your … [Read More...]