Everyday Mystics

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for Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his To the Father through the features of men’s faces – Gerald Manley Hopkins I have just recently graduated from Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at my church. In this program one of the characters who presents alongside Ramsey and…

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The Pastor’s Bookshelf: A Review

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Austin Carty has a Pastor’s Bookshelf and in his book he welcomes the reader to take a peek at that shelf and to learn how to build your own shelf. The subtitle says it all: Why Reading Matters For Ministry. Carty encourages pastors to read plentifully and broadly: fiction and non-fiction. The book is littered with…

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Jesus and John Wayne: A Review

Jesus and John Wayne: A Review 1000 667 Andrew Hicks

This book is a historical account of recent white evangelical history in the United States. I think every white, evangelical church goer should read this book! It subverted many assumptions I had about why evangelicalism thought and did certain things politically. The full title hints at what I learned from this –  Jesus and John…

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Hell is a Place on Earth

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Before you freak out and accuse me of heresy, hear me out. I am not talking about Hell in terms you probably think I am. I am not articulating my thoughts on Hell as an afterlife phenomenon. I am merely pointing to a Biblical theological theme that reminds us of an oft-forgotten aspect of eternal…

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BIBLE SAY WHAT?!? PART 5 1024 684 Andrew Hicks

The Bible says a lot of odd things. I have been fascinated by these odd things ever since I was a child. Partly for my own edification, partly out of curiosity, and partly out of humor I am going to post a short series of entries exploring some strange things that the Bible says. I…

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