Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 30


     The closest I’ve ever come to being seasick is at the Pittsylvania County Fair in Southern Virginia. For those of you who have had the privilege of going to a county fair, you know that trying to ride anything after eating one of those fabulously smelling sausage’s or a funnel cake is flirting with …

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Jul 23

Why It’s Hard To Understand OT Prophets

            The Old Testament prophets can be extremely difficult to read. This is the case for a number of reasons. First, they often employ apocalyptic imagery in their writing. Apocalyptic writing relies heavily on historically charged imagery in order to convey a spiritual reality. It’s (ironically) meant to pull back the curtain so the readers …

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Jul 15

“Dinosaur Thunder!”

     The past several weeks in the Charlotte area have been riddled with thunderstorms. Just about every night of the last three weeks has included rain, lightning, and thunder. Compared with the droughts that we’ve had in the past several summers, it’s a nice reprieve from the constant danger of fire. However, for a young …

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Jul 08

Talking A Big Game

     It’s probably safe to say that if you were to go to just about any middle or high school gymnasium or sports field, you’d likely hear somebody talking a “big game.” However, they avoid stepping on the field because they know they can’t live up to the expectations they’ve set. This phenomenon isn’t just …

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Jul 03

The Communion of Saints

     A few years ago I read a remarkable book called Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. It guides the reader through spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, and silence. Now, if you spend any length of time with me, you’ll quickly discover that I’m not a fan of most Christian books. Throw in a …

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