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Holy Heretic Batman! Should Heretics Be Put on Blast?

Holy Heretic Batman! Should Heretics Be Put on Blast?

What’s the cardinal social faux pas these days? What’s the one thing that you absolutely cannot do without incurring the wrath of your entire FB timeline? What the quickest way to become a social pariah and get branded an “internet troll”? It’s standing for right in a world gone wrong.  Think about it—anytime someone takes an absolute, God-honoring stance […]

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Who’s On the Throne?

Who’s On the Throne?

Everyone knows who should, and who should not, sit on the throne. If the throne is in Buckingham Palace, we expect the Queen of England to take the throne…not some random visitor to the palace. If the throne is in the Oval Office, we look for the President of the United States…not one of the White House interns. If the throne is in a court of law, we […]

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A Checkered Past

A Checkered Past

Growing older has taught me to see more clearly the symbiotic relationship between extreme adversity and supreme destiny. I’ve often read and also witnessed in person, both men and women of great accomplishment travel raucous paths before ultimately reaching their rightful position. It’s as if the rocky journey was a prerequisite for sustained greatness, perhaps […]

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A President’s Word

A President’s Word

We’ve entered that season again; that period when it becomes popular to proclaim patriotism. You know, that season when a scripted message of hope is delivered by people who seem to have all the answers about everything. We’re moving closer to that moment when states are referred to by a color as opposed to their […]

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A Gift To Remember

A Gift To Remember

It’s that time of year again, when the holidays make their annual appearance and usher in the spirit of cheer. Relatives become less distant as they take time to reunite with family members inside homes blanketed with the aroma of cinnamon to celebrate what has been dubbed the season of giving. Children keep their eyes […]

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The Offense of the Manger

The Offense of the Manger

Expectations are dangerous. They basically come in the form of hopeful or negative thoughts, and are often proven wrong in some way. “Why?” you as. Well, expectations are predicated upon the actions of the imperfect and broken people who walk this planet or those of a God whose thoughts are far above our own. Christmas […]

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Christmas: Discerning the Good and the Better

Christmas: Discerning the Good and the Better

To-do lists to check off. Errands to run. Gifts to purchase and wrap. Decorations to hang. Volunteering. Meals to make and treats to bake. Guests to host. Church services and special events to attend. (Is there sleep somewhere in all of this?) Life is a flurry of activities but especially so in preparation to celebrate […]

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A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

For far too long now, our culture has been in an ongoing relationship with pessimism. Recently, I conducted an experiment which consisted of asking a few acquaintances to tell me anything good that was currently going on in their lives. Most of them hesitated, visibly struggling to produce a sufficient answer to my inquiry. But […]

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Your Future is Increased in Christ

Your Future is Increased in Christ

It began when I was a small child. I wrote my first piece about animal crackers. An affectionate story crafted about those small and delicious elephant, giraffe, horse, and lion-shaped graham cracker snacks, captured in pencil on wide-ruled tablet paper. My story pleased my award-winning poet mother and she proudly displayed it for weeks on […]

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Colorblind Word

Colorblind Word

Though many strides have been made to make the world a more inclusive place, it still remains considerably divisive. In our country, the issues of race continue to produce sensitive debate, often turning people who would otherwise be friends, into stark enemies. When you search through the annals of history, however, it becomes clear that […]

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Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: Gracism

Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: Gracism

Undoubtedly, the #BlackLivesMatter grassroots movement has gained tremendous traction with national media and various members of the public since its launch in July 2013. A movement birthed after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Black teen Trayvon Martin—yet still without the desired changes to dismantle structural racism. A book I read […]

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