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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Holy Bread, Wonder Bread: part three

(This is part three of a three part series. Part One can be found here. Part Two can be found here.)   John 6:56-69                                                     Between 1906 and the start of World War II there were over 3,000,000 diagnosed cases of Pellagra in the USA, resulting in over 100,000 deaths. Scientists were baffled, until one […]

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When Church Is Canceled

Today at lunch, my wife asked me a question across the table: “What are you going to do this week?”   “I have no idea,” I said. “I need to think about it.”   I literally lost sleep over the decision, but last Friday I sent out a message to my congregation: all church events […]

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