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The Blessing of Being Bloodless

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

The Blessing of Being Bloodless

There was this random song title that popped in my head this morning: “The Blessing of Being Bloodless.” It’s a song from a real album that posed itself as a soundtrack for a movie that was not real. I’ve thought of 100 other things to write about today, but the words, “The Blessing of Being Bloodless” keeps running through my head. Perhaps because sometimes the ability to feel–and...

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Living as the Loved (Or, Why Legalism and Liberalism Both Miss the Mark)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Living as the Loved (Or, Why Legalism and Liberalism Both Miss the Mark)

Just as birds were made to fly, our Creator made us to be loved. Wait, that’s it? Seems so simple. It can’t possibly be that easy. I mean, to be fully loved means to be seen with all my spots and warts and sins and glaring character deficiencies and moments when I’m so locked into myself I don’t even care whom I hurt or how I hurt them. There’s gotta be judgment somewhere, right? I just saw The...

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Embracing the Sequels

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Embracing the Sequels

There’s that moment in every major epic movie where the hero accomplishes his task, finishes his quest or otherwise finds what he’s looking for, and there’s great celebration and fireworks and confetti, and everyone’s happy and celebrating. Think about the scene at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, where the protagonists are getting their medals, or the moment when Neo basically declares war and...

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