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If You Were a REAL Christian...

...You'd take the Bible literally. Right? I know that by adding "Right" there, I'm immediately alienating most theologically conservative and/or fundamentalist Christians right off the bat. I can just hear it now: "Ben's become one of them crazy…

Piranha Scissors

Next time you don't have any scissors handy, try this trick.

Bible Savvy (Book Review)

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. How hard could it be to read a book? How hard could it be to read one book in particular, namely, the Bible? Sometimes it seems crazy to think that we need…

Hyperlapse

http://vimeo.com/63653873 If you haven't seen this yet, it's pretty remarkable. A team of folks created a moving timelapse film. It's breathtaking, though!

How Magnificently have we Repented!

I just finished reading The Four Loves by CS Lewis. He never fails to fascinate me. Listen to this and tell me he's not describing you with the precision of a surgeon with a scalpel. No sooner do we believe that God loves us than there is an impulse…

Citizens - Made Alive

Here's a new music video for the super-catchy song "Made Alive" by the Mars Hill band, Citizens. Dig it!

Jubilee! (free music)

If you're as big of a fan of free music as I am, you'll want to know about Page CXVI (a local band from Boulder) and their jubilee during the month of March, in which they're giving away their entire catalog for free! Not only that, but they're…

You're Never Ready

About two months before I got married last summer I remember running into an older lady I knew only at a very shallow level. We exchanged a few pleasantries and when I told her about my upcoming wedding she burst out, "Oh! That's so exciting! Are you…

The Sacrament of Evangelism (book review)

Evangelism. The word, as a general rule, strikes a note of distaste into everyone's hearts. Christians hate doing it and non-Christians hate when Christians do it. So whether we admit it or not, the truth is that most of us Christians figure out…

Religion vs. Relationship

It's not knowing ABOUT God, it's about KNOWING God, or so the folk theology goes today. It's not about religion, it's about relationship. However you slice the pie, it's something we're incredibly concerned with today. Such pop preaching has arisen…
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