Category Archives: theology

theology

the blessing i have to reject

I am Irish. Well, Irish enough. You’d never know it from looking at me. 6’4″ bald guy? Hardly leprechaun stock. But my mother, her mother, and her mother before that are/were all flaming Irish redheads. I’m at least 1/4 Irish … Continue reading

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eating as a sin

Sometime over the course of the last few years, my mom and my sister became vegetarians. My aunt (mom’s sister) does not eat red meat, nor does she eat foods with added sugar (i.e. sweets, etc.). So where else would … Continue reading

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don’t you dare just pray

If you’ve known me for at least 5 minutes, you know that I am a stickler for the precise and intentional use of language. I try not to jump down your throat too quickly if you accidentally slip up (I’m … Continue reading

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holy anger and other goals

Yesterday in our first combined mission team meeting with our friends at Christian Fellowship, the kids worked with sections of a prayer of St. Francis I hadn’t heard before. We have always encouraged the kids to memorize the well-known “Prayer … Continue reading

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one-eared mickey mouse

I love my church. I suppose I would have said that at any point along my journey through several churches and parachurch ministry environments, ranging from simple and passionate, to manipulative and ultimately toxic, to healthy and vibrant. In the … Continue reading

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rivalry = madness

As the month of madness is underway, team spirit heats to fever pitch and loyalties run the gamut from blasé to passionate to downright ugly. I usually hang out toward the apathetic end of the hall when my K-State Wildcats … Continue reading

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going off the grid

It’s that time of year when I get asked if I gave anything up for Lent. Basic small talk in many of the circles I run in. It tends to be somewhat awkward for me, because it’s been a long … Continue reading

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