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A Bridge To Compassion

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“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you’ll be a mile away. And you’ll have their shoes.” (This quote is attributed to several sources, including Jack Handy and Justin Bieber) In my own life, a critical spirit surfaces on a regular basis. – When I see a…

Published 3 August 2017

Jack Kerouac & The Use Of Labels

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Some time ago, I picked up the original scroll version of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, “the legendary first draft – rougher, wilder, and racier than the 1957 edition,” as the front cover states. I’d like to say that I bought this particular edition because I wanted to glimpse the raw creative, literary genius of The…

Published 4 August 2017

World Vision & The Problem With The Faith-Based Label

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If you hadn’t noticed, the world of American Christendom/Evangelicalism is being rocked by the announcement by Richard Stearns of World Vision that they will not refuse to hire someone in a homosexual marriage legally recognised by the State of Washington. Leading Christian voices are sounding off left, right, and center. – John Piper and The Gospel Coalition have been fairly predictable and quick…

Published 4 August 2017