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The Modesty Meme and the Meaning of Hell

I read an interesting piece on Qideas from Rachel Held Evans about the modesty conversation. She makes these three points: We turn modesty into objectification when we hold women responsible for the thoughts and actions of men. We turn modesty into … Continue reading

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Your Third Person Self, Clothed and Naked

(Sorry, the video won’t play embedded. Click through to youtube to get a sense of it. You probably won’t need to watch the whole thing.) Sexy Me vs. Plain Me  This video is a fun experiment in our rebellion against … Continue reading

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The Sticky Self and the Reflected Self

Earlier I wrote about identity and the self. If we imagine the self to be a house, then identity is the space and the medium through which we see the house, the walls that can be painted, the front and … Continue reading

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The Liability of Election

Continuing my thoughts on the second Sabbath for Paul and Barnabas in Pisidian-Antioch in Acts 13. Jews Resist, Gentiles Grab hold of One of the interesting aspects of the passage (as we’ll see repeated again and again in Acts) is … Continue reading

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The Obvious and More Important Question Not Asked in the Same Sex Marriage Debate

A Better Question The dual events of Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage and the North Carolina amendment has inflamed Internet comment streams on the subject. The debate is predictably about rights, access, equality, morality, separation of church and state, etc. The … Continue reading

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Envy and God’s Lack of Intervention

The Story In Acts 13 when Paul and Barnabas respond to a request from Sergius Paulus to hear the message they are bringing Elymas, a Jewish Magi stands in their way. Elymas is struck with blindness and Sergius Paulus is … Continue reading

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The Reflected-Self, the Ego, and Evil

The Widely Recognized Problem of the Ego As I continue to work through the idea of the reflected-self and how it becomes self-obsession, selfishness, self-righteousness, how it makes us unable to love or to engage the material world in a … Continue reading

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