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Reflections on the RFRA Ruckus

I know it’s been a few weeks since this issue took over the news cycle, social media, and the blogosphere. I’m tardy to the party. But, in contrast to virtually all of the loudest voices that have weighed in on the issue, perhaps that qualifies me to say something of substance. Four things I believe …

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Broken But Useful

When I was young, our television quit. My Dad and I took the TV to the appliance repair shop in the next town. We dropped it off, drove home, waited a couple of weeks, picked it up, lugged it back into the house, hooked it up, and used it for a few more years. Aside from making …

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Last Is the New First

“But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first,” (Jesus in Matthew 19:30).  So many things made an impact upon me this weekend as we gathered at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds for Special Olympics to watch our Owen participate in equestrian events along with well over 100 athletes from all over the region. …

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To Trust or Not to Trust?

I remain idealistic enough to believe that the majority of people are worthy of my trust. I admit it; I’m a trusting person. Too trusting? I guess that depends. I am realistic; I’ve come across people I haven’t easily trusted. I’m secure enough not to allow myself to be blindly taken advantage of. But, I simply refuse …

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Have You Seen Son Of God?

In recent media reviews, Son of God—the made-for-the-silver-screen re-purposing of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s Discovery Channel miniseries, The Bible—hasn’t exactly been receiving glowing accolades. Even Christian publications are fairly restrained in their praise. If you want to skip the reviews, here are a few of the phrases used to describe the movie: Sincere but simplistic A …

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