What I Loved About The Kite Runner (Massive Spoilers)

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This blog post's about Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner. This book's subject matter includes the occupation of Afghanistan by the Taliban and the ensuing destruction of Amir, the main character's way of life. While Amir grew up as a wealthy heir to a sizable estate and son of a respected man in his community, he soon discovers … Continue reading What I Loved About The Kite Runner (Massive Spoilers)

How to Pray Humbly Yet Persistently to “Change God’s Mind”

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The common Christian understanding of God is that he is unchanging in nature, immutable. Omniscient, so his plans can have no flaws. He even states that he is not like a man in that he should change his mind; however, the Bible also contains several examples of God seemingly changing his mind based on human … Continue reading How to Pray Humbly Yet Persistently to “Change God’s Mind”

Personal Proverbs (Updates Ongoing)

"Patience favors the lazy." "Every scar is a story." (Both physical and mental) "Vulnerability is the shortcut to humanity." "The best gift you can give someone is to listen to them until you fully understand them." "If you separate yourself from a group at any disagreement, how can you lead them? You can't lead a … Continue reading Personal Proverbs (Updates Ongoing)

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Someone

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Hi guys, it's been a while. I think I decided that I wanted to change up the content of the site a tiny bit - being able to post detailed "sermons" on biblical teaching regularly will be a bit of a challenge.  I'm going to update things with a bit more slice-of-life everyday occurrences, journal … Continue reading The Greatest Gift You Can Give Someone

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Good Samaritan? How this Story Illustrates the Gospel

Introduce yourself Introduce the topic When asked about who and how we should love, Jesus tells a story of radical love - how a Samaritan goes out of his way to show love to a Jew, his cultural enemy. Before we get into the story, though, we have to understand what makes this story significant … Continue reading Good Samaritan? How this Story Illustrates the Gospel

Blind Faith is Not Biblical – We Need Truth and We Need Proof

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As an ex-atheist, I have the unique vantage point necessary to say this: popular Christianity in America has failed atheists and has failed the rational seeker. Now, I want to say that this will likely be a very cutting post, but I do mean this from a place of love, saying "We need to be … Continue reading Blind Faith is Not Biblical – We Need Truth and We Need Proof

Truth is Controversial. So was Jesus.

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There will be those who will tell us that it's arrogant to say that our worldview is right, and someone else's is wrong. That we're claiming to have a monopoly on the truth. History is written by the victors, isn't it? That might be your truth, but it's not my truth. Is truth even knowable? … Continue reading Truth is Controversial. So was Jesus.