“A plague is upon us, he warns. Harmless jokesters and joy-bringers are literally being figuratively strangled by the long, thin goblin-fingers of “political correctness” (which is a fancy term for “not treating people who are already treated like garbage like garbage”), even though all they were trying to do was just say anything they want […]

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“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” –Matthew 7:12 … “Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of […]

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We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth. –Carl Gustav Jung I like listening to podcasts. One show in particular that I like is called “Get Up On This,” hosted by Jensen Karp and Matthew Robinson. In the show, Jensen […]

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Jesus was not a pansy. Nor was Jesus “a prize fighter with a tattoo down his leg, a sword in his hand, and a commitment to make someone bleed,” as Mark Driscoll has contended. “Fight Club” may have been a good movie, but it makes for really bad theology. Mark may see things like “kindness, gentleness, love […]

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Through the Motions – Unfolded Ep. 9

This is a story written by Dave Harrity. Listen to Through The Motions on iTunes, Stitcher or Homebrewed Christianity. …    I’ll try pretty much anything once. I’ve lived by this tenet since I married my wife Amanda, after our minister gave me advice on how to get along together: whatever she’s taking on, be […]

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love involves the dissipation of the emotions of otherness

Given this dynamic, we observed how love involves the dissipation of the emotions of otherness. This entails the dismantling of cognitive and emotional boundaries between the self and the other. We call this emotional identification “love” or “intimacy.” It is at this point that certain psychotherapeutic objections are raised. All this talk about dismantling or […]

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One of those ordinary special moments.

This is an acknowledgment. A recorded recognition of something special that has transpired, written down in an effort to preserve it so that it will never be forgotten. I want to take a moment to thank my wife Natalie, whom I love with all my being, for a brief moment we spent together in time. […]

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