Plausible deniability

Sometimes when I am truly honest, I must admit that the most manipulative, sneaky person I know is me. There is something in the fallen part of my nature—the part of me that the Bible calls the flesh—that is constantly on the lookout for plausible deniability. I want to be able to plead my innocence […]

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Out-live, out-love, out-think, out-die

It has been said that in the early years of the church, Christians conquered the world of their day by out-living, out-loving, out-thinking, and out-dying everyone else. What do you think of that description? When we mine the depths and essential teachings of the Christian faith it makes sense that its adherents would be described […]

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When you are the villain in someone else’s story

When you and I consider the story of our lives, we probably do not self-identify as the villain. In thinking through our histories, most of us identify as the hero of our tale. And that’s good! We are indeed called to model the heroic attributes of sacrifice, courage, and overcoming love. And yet, every story […]

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Getting quieter and more boring

I’ve noticed something about my personality lately. I’m getting a little quieter and a little more boring. At other times in my life this realization would have garnered some consternation and some possible insecurity. I might have tried to push back or compensate in some different ways. But not this time. This time it’s different. […]

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Knight’s Code of Honor

In our recent men’s retreat there was much talk of honor, gallantry, and living as noble, courageous men of God. It got me thinking of the literal knights’ code of honor from the Middle Ages. This code continues to stir my own soul so I wanted to pass it on to all of you. Enjoy! To never […]

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