Category Archives: Theology/Religion

Grace Note

There is very little in my spiritual life that excites me lately. I’ve been “in the desert” for quite some time now. Being faithful more often takes work than it is a natural outflow of the joy of my salvation. … Continue reading

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On Satisfaction

Anytime we compare ourselves to others, one of two things must happen. Either we will think ourselves better than him to whom we compare ourselves, and become prideful; or we think ourselves somehow less than the other, and become jealous … Continue reading

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Double Standard? Let the Reader Decide

So, in preceding post I mentioned that Jamie and I went on a date on Monday sans kids. This evening we received an invitation to attend a couples small group study starting on Saturday evening, no childcare provided. When it … Continue reading

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Oh Bother

My streak is over. Oh well. I’m still on track to average a post a day for the month. Last night was busy. When I got home I scarfed down some yummy homemade broccoli cheese soup and garlic cheddar biscuits, … Continue reading

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A Thesis Challenge

If anyone out there reading this is looking for a good topic for a master’s or doctoral thesis, might I suggest something based on the following thought that occurred to me this evening as I began reading Jim Wallis’ God’s … Continue reading

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Church Choirs: Satan Spawn?

I tried for about 2 seconds to come up with a less provocative title for this post, but then decided to heck with it and let’s get it right out on the table. I’ve decided that I don’t like church … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Reasons Why Not

I am well aware that there is a new sitcom on ABC with a title similar to that of this post. Get over it. I thought of it before I knew about that sitcom, and I’m keeping it. My title … Continue reading

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Sin is its own reward

My wife visited a local doctor today in her search for a family practitioner/pediatrician who is comfortable with our choice not to vaccinate our children. The doctor today is down with all that, except that she pushed Jamie to have … Continue reading

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Not right souls

Habakkuk 2:4 is one of the most quoted verses (at least partially) in Protestantdom. Well, actually we usually quote the quotation that Paul cites in Romans: “The righteous will live by faith.” Here is the full verse: “Behold, as for … Continue reading

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Church search part 2

We went back to the Lutheran church this week. It was okay, but the liturgy is just too foreign to me for now. I think we’ll try some of the PCA churches around here next. We’ll see. I will keep … Continue reading

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