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Am I Free or Just Loose?

Posted by admin in March 3rd, 2011 | 3 comments 
Published in freedom, obedience

Annie Dillard makes a very interesting distinction between freedom and just being loose in her book An American Childhood. Daryl is reading this book to me as part of our evening ritual. Dillard’s phrase, (used to describe her father that quit his job to travel the river), keeps rolling around in my head, “He wasn’t […]

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Pride and Prejudice

Posted by admin in March 16th, 2010 | 3 comments 
Published in obedience

I was asked recently to speak on pride at Sterling College’s chapel service. The first thought in my head was, “I’d be really good at that.” The second thought, “I hope the students think I’m the best chapel speaker ever!” Wow. Pride, at least in my life, is that insidious. Pride’s disgusting. I’m disgusting. Christianity […]

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Roadblocks

Posted by admin in February 6th, 2009 | 3 comments 
Published in faith

God is good…all the time. Think about it. He knows we’re frail and weak and that we have a tendency to do bad things. It’s in our nature. I know. I know. I am always writing about original sin, but it’s true. Our nature is to sin. But think about what God says in Scripture, […]

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