Posts tagged religion
Life is Much Simpler When Only One Person's Opinion Matters

You can't escape it.

It bombards you at every turn and is embedded into your heart from the time you're born.

It's the need to belong. We're communal creatures and we long to know that to someone... somewhere... we belong. Mostly we just want to be a part of a club that meets in a treehouse and has a top secret password like "open sesame." But for those of us not fortunate enough to get in with the cool kids, we just want to know we're loved without condition.

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I have a sneaking suspicion...

There’s been a lot of suspicion lately. Of Whites. Of Blacks. Of Republicans. Of Democrats. Of Christians. Of Non-Christians. And though suspicion may be rooted in terrible experiences, no good will grow from it. Suspicion breeds mistrust. And mistrust breeds divisiveness.

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If I have fallen in love with a God who isn't real...

If I have fallen in love with a God who isn't real... then I have been joyful when I should have been sad.

If I have fallen in love with a God who isn't real... then I have been at peace when I should have been scared.

If I have fallen in love with a God who isn't real... then I have had compassion toward others for no good reason.

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The Kinetic Faith of a "Proverbs 16 Christian"

Potential energy is energy stored within a substance, waiting to be released, such as a coiled spring. Kinetic, on the other hand, is active energy, found often in detonated atomic bombs or small children.

In regards to our faith, we often live with a potential faith instead of a kinetic faith. Misguided by cultural expectations or perhaps just ignorant of what Jesus asks of His disciples, people store faith away as an intellectual pursuit, never realizing it as an active lifestyle.

We should take ownership of our faith because faith, like life, must be kinetic to grow and move forward.

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