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BlogSwap 2 Update

I just sent an email to everyone who indicated an interest in participating in the second BlogSwap. If you indicated interest and did not receive the email, please let me know and I’ll get it to you ASAP. From the 8 people who indicated interest in the first BlogSwap we have doubled to 16 for this one. Of course that does not mean that all 16 will actually take the time to write something, but I can hope!

Here is our subject for this time around:

I thought it might be interesting for us to write about an aspect of Christianity that we may have struggled with and have had a difficult time accepting. Perhaps it is a specific passage in the Bible or a specific doctrine. It could be helpful to others to explain how we came to peace with our struggles. Or perhaps we have not yet come to that place of peace. Either way, let’s be transparent about the struggles we have faced in allowing ourselves to be transformed by God.

So hopefully that will generate some good responses. If you don’t know what I’m going on about here, feel free to check this post and join in the fun if you like.

And now it’s time for me to get all prettied-up for the Switchfoot concert tonight!


  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.