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Is Clickbait Morally Reprehensible?

We all know what I’m talking about.  It’s that video that promises “What happens next will blow you away!”  It’s that article with a shocking title like “I’m Southern Baptist, and I Love a Man” that’s not actually about a gay Southern Baptist but about Christian friendship (oops, that was my article).  It’s those Buzzfeed…

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What Does the Bible Say About Suicide?

In our social media society everyone else’s grass is greener, pics are prettier, and life is more interesting than ours.  We feel the constant pressure to perform before an ever watching online audience, and it can be overwhelming.  On top of that, we have pressures in our marriages, difficulties at work, failures, diseases, suffering, and…

My Undying Love for Matthew’s Gospel

“When one finally reaches the narrative of Christ’s final day beginning in Matthew 26:20, the text has become so thick, so intricately woven together by internal referentiality, Old Testament allusion and typology, and prophetic fulfillment–not to mention the constant background hum of Psalmic chant, that the narrative becomes suffocatingly claustrophobic, like sinking into the best…

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A Quick Theology of Cookouts

The word cookout is not mentioned in the Bible.  I know.  However, my objective is to convince you, if you already are hosting people in your backyard, that you are doing a mighty work of God.  And if you aren’t currently sharing your home with others, my hope is that this will show you that…

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A Tie Is Unacceptable

Today is a huge day.  Today the United States Men’s National Team plays Germany for a berth to the knockout round of 16 in the World Cup.  The pundits tell us the US only needs a tie or better to advance.  In fact, even a loss might get us through.  For that reason you can…

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Robbed Blind: The Lost Solace of Privacy

There was a time when certain things were sacred. While my wife and I were in the hospital with our newest addition this week, we were visited by an older woman who recounted her own deliveries, commenting, “Now back then, they didn’t allow husbands in the delivery room!”  Can you imagine?  These days, videos are…