Life As I Know It, Thoughts in the Faith

Going Clear: HBO’s Documentary on Scientology

Over the weekend, we had a free HBO/Showtime/Starz promotion with Direct TV, and you know what that means... record, record, record. We do indeed now have The Truman Show, Contact, and The Shining on our DVR list. You're welcome. We also recorded the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. We all know that HBO documentaries… Continue reading Going Clear: HBO’s Documentary on Scientology

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#67 — One book a month

June: Revelations May: Jude April: 3 John March: 2 John February: 1 John January: 2 Peter December: 1 Peter November: James 1:19-20 "My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God… Continue reading #67 — One book a month

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Faith conversations: What does Christianity look like?

During my time in college (and since) I have really come to love discussing faith with people, both Christian and Non-Christian.  I enjoy it so much because it helps me define and strengthen my own faith.  Having several conversations over the same general topic allows me to pull the bits and pieces I agree with… Continue reading Faith conversations: What does Christianity look like?

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More On HOPE…

After writing my brief blog this morning, I have spent the day considering several aspects of my life, and how they relate to my hope. I've noticed that I am extremely affected by any sudden change in plans, no matter what the cause. A minor disappointment can momentarily send me into a deep sadness, which… Continue reading More On HOPE…

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How DO we handle the homeless?

Every time I see a homeless person walking down the street, or standing on a corner, or sleeping in a doorway, I experience the same emotions--guilt, sympathy, nervousness, awkwardness--and I ask myself the same question "How am I supposed to handle this?".  I know there isn't a single correct answer, but it's something I struggle with… Continue reading How DO we handle the homeless?

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I’ve Been Megachurched.

Until last night, I had never been to a "Megachurch," nor a Baptist church. So I figured, let's kill two birds with one stone and try this new Tuesday-night "contemporary worship service" I've heard about. I was overwhelmed. I have never seen anything like this--the church and parking lot combined were easily bigger than most… Continue reading I’ve Been Megachurched.

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Religion vs. Faith

I read an interesting post the other day on what I believe to be the most clever blog out there: Stuff Christians Like.  The post was actually about being addicted to religion, which I found to be a fascinating idea.  Some posts on the blog brought up the difference between religion and faith.  One particular… Continue reading Religion vs. Faith