Category Archives: Questions I Don’t Have Answers To

This blog isn’t all answers and wisdom, sometimes I throw out a question and I’m looking for some help.

You Can’t Induce Desire, Or Are We Slaves To Jesus?

Recently I caught the tail end of a radio program by John MacArthur, an evangelical pastor near San Diego (I’ve actually visited his church years ago, I was surprised to find people in Mennonite-ish clothing in Southern California). After he … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing Around The Believers, Or Balancing The Scales

I’m out of town this whole week, so I’ve scheduled a few posts. If this is your first time here when I’m on vacation I polish off the posts stalled in draft-land and offer them as b-sides. I will likely … Continue reading

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Prayer Is Like A Tree Growing in Systematic Theology, Or Eat My Mysticism

My job ends this week. Thursday morning I’ll be unemployed. Not really, as I’ve been working a part time job in addition to my full time gig for well over a year – but the part time gig won’t pay … Continue reading

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Being a Buzzkill, Or Run That Race Just a Bit Slower

In the Christian blogosphere, people tend to blog mini Bible studies or explain concepts as if it were a class. I have no problem with that, it’s just not what I do here. Especially lately and with this post – … Continue reading

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Uh, What Is The Kingdom of God For Real, Or I Should Really Know This By Now

I think the Kingdom of God is the most misunderstood concept in all of Scripture. I say this not as someone who’s figured it out and is watching everyone else get it terribly wrong – but as someone who still … Continue reading

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Are Christians Permitted To Be Happy, Or Is It All Business?

(Please note the inadvertent sharp contrast between yesterday’s post on how difficult it is to get through life on earth sane and today’s post. I didn’t plan it this way and I’m not sure what it means.) I live where … Continue reading

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Bringing Your Nails To Book Club, Or That Ever Elusive Line

An ultra super rare special Monday edition of Charlie’s Church of Christ!!! Rob Bell has likely been in your church. Probably not physically – he isn’t a big traveler save a few speaking tours (and he usually toured clubs), but … Continue reading

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