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Unifying God & Science

Unifying God & Science

Science vs. God- It’s a huge topic. From youth, school teaches us, at least us public school folk, that science is the ruler of our universe; from Darwinism to the Big Bang Theory we are nursed on the importance of science from a very early…

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When Terror Strikes

When Terror Strikes

In the last few weeks our central MN community has been rocked by a number of tragedies. Our world shattered when we found out the horrible truth about what happened to Jacob Wetterling. It took 23 years, but finally he came home to us. Just…

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What it Means to Be a Woman of Christ

As I mentioned in the last post, I have struggled and continue to struggle with the role of women in the church. Growing up, my views of Christianity were often negative and woven with thoughts of patriarchal mastership and misogyny.  This just isn’t true. From…

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My Struggles with Authority

My Struggles with Authority

  When I started looking into Christianity seriously it was fair to say that I was more than a little gun shy concerning the role of women. In fact, I still struggle with it frequently, but in a different way than I would have imagined (don’t…

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Where is God Today?

Where is God Today?

  Today I watched the videos of the recent shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, two black men killed by police officers. Those videos shook me to my core. Not because they are graphic; I’ve seen blood. But to witness someone’s life so violently…

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The Question of Suffering

The Question of Suffering

  This has been a particularly hard piece to write. Were it directed at firm believers in Christ it might look much different and be perhaps a simpler write. Trying to understand suffering is like herding cats- it just isn’t going to happen, however, having a basic…

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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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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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