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Being A Christian Misfit

Being A Christian Misfit

Today is more of a personal post. I’m not sure if it will be “helpful” in the traditional sense. There is no 10 steps or bullet points. It’s simply my heart and how it feels today, though I like to think there is a place…

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Christianity: More than Good Morals

Christianity: More than Good Morals

Previously I thought of Christianity as just that- a generally good moral code. I figured I already had that, so what was the point exactly? Religion seemed all the same to me; each a different fable asking people to live moral lives. Be kind to one another….

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Choosing a Church

Choosing a Church

  There are many good, important reasons for attending church; the foremost is that it is biblically commanded. Beyond that, it is a place to meet other like-minded people, people who will encourage and strengthen you in your faith and in your life outside of…

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Old Testament-What’s the point?

The Old Testament (OT) is a fascinating read. Story upon story, together they weave a rich tapestry. With many fantastical stories, lists of laws and all the fire and brimstone many leave it wondering, what does this have to do with me? What does this have to…

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Understanding the Vernacular

Understanding the Vernacular

Christian vernacular, or rather the language of the Christian religion (aka Christian slang), is bizarre and sometimes incomprehensible and exclusive to the new and non-believer. As a non-believer sitting through church services I often found myself turned off by and even angered by many of…

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Points With a Punch

Points With a Punch

As I mentioned, I was the innocently lent the book, “A Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel, that started me on my journey of exploring Christianity. There were a number of things that were either over my head or simply had never concerned me about…

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Leaving Skepticism Behind

Leaving Skepticism Behind

didn’t discover God until my mid-thirties. It was strange, I suppose. I was very happily settled in skepticism and had created my own little idea of how the world worked, death, and the like. I was exposed to Christian beliefs in the form of Sunday…

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