When Christians Dominate

Last year, our dog, Sonny, was put down. It was not an easy choice to make. Ever since, my kids have been asking for a new pet. Some days they want a new dog, other days a cat. They’ve asked for pet birds, pet bunnies, even a pet turtle. I can understand that; when I […]

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How Christians Should Eat Meat

“You may eat meat whenever you have the desire.” Deuteronomy 12:20b   Yep, that’s in the Bible. You may eat meat whenever you have the desire.   After my last blog post, my father and brother were shocked and appalled. “Jarrod has gone vegetarian!” their text messages lamented.   But let me set the record […]

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Should Christians Eat Meat?

“We should start doing meatless Mondays,” my wife said.   “No,” I responded.   “We should. You know it’s better for our health. Plus, they say cutting back on meat and dairy is the best thing to do for the environment,” she continued. “You’re the food and creation guy, you need to take this seriously. […]

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Happy Earth Day

“The earth is the Lord’s             and everything in it,             the world and its inhabitants too. Because God is the one             who established it on the seas;             God set it firmly on the waters.”   -Psalm 24: 1-2 (CEB)   Happy Earth Day!   The first Earth Day was the brainchild of […]

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A Crumbling of Faith: Wednesday

Luke 22:7-13   Jesus’ order to Peter and James would have been hard for me to carry out. “Go into town, approach a stranger, and tell him you’re there to see the room he’s made ready.” I would have been embarrassed to do such a thing, and probably would have tried to convince another disciple […]

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A Crumbling of Faith: Tuesday

Luke 21:5-6   As his disciples look in awe at the very impressive Temple structure, Jesus tells them that one day soon, the entire building would be torn down. Not one stone would be left standing on another. This came true in AD 70, when the Romans razed Jerusalem to the ground following a revolt. […]

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A Crumbling of Faith: Monday

Luke 19:45-48   Jesus was a disturbance in the normalcy of holy living. One day he came into the city, stirring up the exuberant crowds and drawing attention. The next day, he entered the Temple and ran out the money changers, those who made a living selling what people needed in order to worship at […]

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