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J.D. Grubb
Recognize beauty. Recover Truth. Face uncertainty.
Recognize beauty. Recover Truth. Face uncertainty.
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To anyone who has ever been judged by appearance alone.
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Hunger vs. Ambition
Inspired by Andy Robinson's sermon, “Called to Fruitfulness” (Kings Church Horsham, 9 April, 2017). Our mission as disciples of Jesus Christ is not faithfulness—the method is faithfulness—but to be fruitful. In Jesus’ parable about the talents (Matthew 25:1...
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When to Marry Someone
Of course, the literal date of a marriage ceremony is usually determined by a myriad of factors subjective to the lives of the affianced couple (e.g. preferred season of the year, work responsibilities, availability of family, venue, etc.). What I am intere...
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A Confession
Maybe I have been trying too hard to speak your language. But I want you to understand something; that as your faith (or heart) is guided by your beliefs—or worldview, or whatever you wish you to name it—so is mine. My heart and mind walk hand-in-hand becau...
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The Problem of Good
For the disciple of Jesus Christ [1] , what
is the most strategic way to talk about God with one who does not believe? For
example, should I aim to first convince him of God’s existence, or should I instead
begin by sharing the Gospel ,
convincing the unbel...
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Being Vulnerable, Part 2
Beauty at a Threshold Uncertainty has a way of haunting the mind, doesn’t it? It can paralyze courage, entangle and drown joy like seaweed. It is not that harboring questions is unhealthy; it is just that I must be wary of letting them wrap themselves aroun...
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Being Vulnerable, Part 1
It began with a common question: “How are you feeling today?” “Really good,” she replied. “And you?” Throughout the week, my heart had felt tossed about by an agitated sea. I was tired from struggling to stay afloat in uncertain waters, to draw air of hope—...
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On Cohabitation
You can be physically naked, but emotionally you hold back, fearful of losing someone whose only real tie to you is mutual affection. Drew Griffin The following is in response to the article, “ The Majority of Americans Recommend Cohabitation. ” From the ou...
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The Infinite Well of Goodness
Even though I lived four years in Santa Barbara, California, as well as six years of childhood and five of my most recent years in San Jose—a short drive away from Santa Cruz—I had never surfed. Having snowboarded half my life, being drawn to the exhi...
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What is Adventure?
Adventure is costly. In adventure, the self is both surrendered and gained. Like love. Adventure is about intimacy. It demands vulnerability. It demands risk. There are no long-term guarantees. It would not be adventure if all was guaranteed. There are a fe...
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