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Jesse Rau, Kim Davis, and The King’s Shilling.

There’s an old saying: “If you take the King’s Shilling, you do the King’s bidding.” Essentially, if you work for the king, if he pays your salary, you do what he says. There’s been a lot of chatter online about a certain county clerk in Kentucky. Much has been said about Kim Davis on in […]

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Progress Not Perfection

Despite what some people may tell you, the Christian life is not a study in black and white. You don’t go from not being a Christian to being an awesome Christian who’s done learning, done growing, and done being conformed to the image of Christ as soon as you’re converted. Anyone who expects otherwise is […]

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Stop Calling It Gay “Marriage”

Gay marriage, or is it gay “marriage”? There’s a disturbing trend within evangelicalism. It’s really subtle, but it’s there, and it boils my blood. Some segments of North Amercian evangelicalism insist on using quotation marks around the word “marriage” when taking part in the gay marriage debate, and It needs to stop. It’s discouraging because […]

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Reflections On Pastoral Ministry: Mission

Up until very recently, I was in pastoral ministry. I pastored a micro-church in the Ottawa Valley. (For the unfamiliar micro churches are essentially the opposite of mega churches. Definitions vary, but generally, churches that have 50 or fewer in weekly attendance can be considered micro.) It was an experience I’ll remember for the rest […]

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What’s In A Name?

Let me ask you a question: What’s the difference between a homosexual and a member of the LGBT* community? Reduced to it’s simplest of categories, one is the name WE have for THEM and one is the name THEY use for themselves. You can tell me that saying “homosexual” is simply a harmless scientific term, same […]