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Where are the men?

This is the question I found myself asking last Friday night as I gathered with over twenty other seminary students to hear from our local missionaries-in-residence. The night was organized by our Student Missions Fellowship as a time for those … Continue reading

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Great (Single) Men of Old – Basil of Caesarea

“What are such threats to me? He who has nothing to lose can scarce fear confiscation, and I have no possessions save these mean garments, and some few books. Neither does he fear exile who counts no spot on earth … Continue reading

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Identity in Christ: Momentary Grounding Found

The serpent’s lie was that we could be self-determining. He questioned our standing as creatures under God and encouraged Adam and Eve to see themselves as equal to God, able to judge what is right from what is wrong. With … Continue reading

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Some Facial Hair Fun…

“Hang in there, in-between-stache-guy, it gets fuller,” by Ron Swanson.

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Fighting for Joy on Valentine’s Day

You know the routine. It’s Valentine’s Day, that special day set aside to celebrate love and romance, and you’re single. You don’t have a girlfriend, a date, or even a female friend that is willing to be seen in public … Continue reading

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Snow White at Work…

Hang in there, single ladies.

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Identity in Christ: Eternal Grounding Lost

We must ground our entire existence in something transcendent. This is a natural and necessary part of being human. Everyone, everywhere, is aware that there is something beyond this life. Even the atheist, naturalist philosopher believes they hold a place … Continue reading

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