Monthly Archives: October 2008

To Vote or Not to Vote?

I really debated over whether or not to write this blog. In general, I don’t like to weigh in on political issues. It’s such a distraction from the things that really matter–namely, the Gospel. Government, politicians, and even policies that reflect Christian values–all these things can quickly become idols that supplant Christ. Even so, I…
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Too Good for Girl Time?

Have you ever noticed that there’s a Christian ranking system about what constitutes the best, most holy spiritual activities? Not that anyone publicly acknowledges this system, but you’ll see it when you get that “look” of judgment from your friends. Like when you opt out of attending a special lecture series put on by your…
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C.S. Lewis on Being Yourself

Has anyone ever told you to “be yourself?”   I find myself telling people to “be themselves” quite a bit. When applying for a job, going on a date, preaching a message, writing an article, and the list goes on and on, that is the token advice we give. And for good reason–it’s so tempting…
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Evangelical She-Women

Evangelical women get a bad rap. These days, the world conceives of evangelical women as little more than Christian Stepford wives. They look pretty, they obey their husbands, and they churn out babies like there’s no tomorrow. And if they’re really good, they’ll get their own reality t.v. series about what it’s like to homeschool…
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“I Hate My Roommate’s Boyfriend”

Today I’m going to begin by taking a little survey, and I want you to be honest: Raise your hand if you watch The Hills. (Go ahead and raise it–I can’t see you) Apparently The Hills is one of the top rated shows on television right now, and although I don’t watch it anymore, I…
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