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Matthew Showman
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Liberal? Conservative? Christian?
I posted a question with a link to this blog post from the Village church: Jesus was a Refuge . I liked the conversation that followed, so I'm posting it sans identifying names. I've tried to preserve the discussion streams as well. ______________________...

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Evangelical Lethargy
Why is it so hard to get evangelicals to simply love people without pretense? Notice I said "evangelicals" rather than Christians. As evangelicalism became a movement, it became a label that means so many things beyond (or in conflict with) the term "Christ...

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Food and Covering
I've long wondered about the passage in 1st Timothy that reads, "If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content." I was thinking about this a few months ago, mostly because I was wondering why paying my mortgage was always my biggest concern n...

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Houston: Take-Aways
This isn't Amos, but it is in Houston. So, last weekend and early last week was the final time (to our knowledge) that Amos will need to go to Houston for medical-related reasons. There were a few take-aways, mostly positive. The neuropsych evaluation revea...

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A little positive self-doubt could go a long way.

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A Plea for Healthy Self-Skepticism
I've been thinking a lot about public discourse (or lack thereof) in the U.S. I've been thinking about how communication occurs in public, specifically on social media and news talk shows, by common folk, pundits, commentators, politicians, etc. I feel like...

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I think my worst fear is that I might actually have to answer that rhetorical question.

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Speaking One's Mind? Really?
I agree with speaking one's mind. I believe in being able to express one's opinion. I believe in freedom of religion, speech, the press, and so forth. I have known the 1st Amendment by heart ever since I had to memorize it as an 18-year-old journalism stude...
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