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Entries from August 2003

a peculiar idolatry: shame

August 31st, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on a peculiar idolatry: shame

I’ve been reading Dan Allender and Tremper Longman’s excellent book, Cry of the Soul , about how our darker emotions of fear, contempt, envy, and shame are expressed in the Psalms and help to illuminate the character of God, albeit dimly at times. One of their most provocative chapters is on shame and its close […]

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hospitality as distinctive christian practice

August 24th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

We are an outpost of the Kingdom. A living, holy temple of the Lord of All! Through thankful lips His Holy Spirit breathes. The message of Good News to this world. With grateful hearts, we worship our King; Our lives proclaim His Kingdom come!

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citizenship

August 23rd, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

unbridled nationalism subverts our understanding of what it means to be a citizen of the Kingdom of God.

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durham

August 23rd, 2003 by isaac · Comments Off on durham

life in Durham, NC.

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christian YM

August 14th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

At my local Christian bookstore I saw this magazine called Revolve. I was surprised to discover it was the New Testament made to look like a high school fashion magazine. What do you get when you cross the NIV and Seventeen?

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common grace in Durango

August 14th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on common grace in Durango

Time for vacation! We’re off to Durango (actually we’re already in Durango, which makes you wonder why I’m blogging on my “vacation.” What can I say, it’s hard to resist wireless internet 😉 As well as the beauty of this place I’ve also seen God’s Kingdom at work here at the house where we are […]

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risky politics

August 14th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on risky politics

If you want to be my follower you must love me more than your own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:26). We might add party lines and political success in there as well. Unfortunately, our passions about the Republican […]

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the novelty of the Sabbath

August 11th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on the novelty of the Sabbath

Recently I’ve been reading, and enjoying thoroughly, Marva Dawn’s book Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting . What baffles me is how I was able to glibly ignore the command to keep the Sabbath for the first 10 years of my Christian walk.

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Gospel “nonsense”

August 10th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

The incarnation of Jesus Christ compels us to practice the virtue of presence. Just as Christ is present with us in our sufferings, so must we be present with those who are suffering even in the face of death. We can look to the film The Tears of the Sun for an example of what this can look like.

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Being a good Samaritan…with boundaries?

August 7th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on Being a good Samaritan…with boundaries?

I’ve been having an interesting e-mail conversation with a guy who found my website and is looking for a job. He e-mailed me asking about the job market here in Santa Barbara. I responded by telling him where he could find more information on an IT job that I know is open right now. His […]

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