Category Archives: Religion

My pitiful attempts at deeper thoughts

Questionable Theology in Our Music: “Enemy’s Camp”

There are some songs in my church experiences that I will have nothing to do with. Some of these songs you would want to stay away from, too, if you actually stopped to consider the merit of the lyrics compared … Continue reading

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Deliberate Misleading

Yesterday morning the topic of the message was that God covered us when he could have killed us. The evangelist started in Genesis, when God covered Adam and Eve in animal skins after their sin to cover their nakedness. He … Continue reading

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Why CCM?

Here’s something I began writing…well over a year ago. I meant to go further, but never got back to it. It’s complete enough as is. Here’s my reasoning for listening to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM): 1) I like the sound … Continue reading

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Dishwalla – Give

Since I’ve written the Jeremy Camp review comparing his latest CD to my memories of Dishwalla, I’ve gotten a Dishwalla song stuck in my head. I like the soothing melody of this song, and apparently so do many of their … Continue reading

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Responsibility

I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that we are not so busy following a man’s arbitrary rules X, Y and X that we neglect to follow God’s rules A, B, and C. You?

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Love is a Verb

But how do you actively portray that you are, at the moment, loving? Here’s my crisis: When I’m at church and the speaker says “let’s just take a moment and love the Lord,” I freeze. I don’t know what to … Continue reading

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Well Workplace

We had a staff meeting at work yesterday. Not an entire Registration meeting, but the just the people that work under me meeting with the Manager (the next level over me). I think these meetings are going to continue to … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Protection

Here’s how much I’ve been slacking. This happened two Thursdays ago…that would be March 2nd. I’m just now getting aorund to typing it up. It seems that God likes to work in little ways in my life. I feel amazed … Continue reading

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New vs Worldly

I just thought a little too deeply on something and now I have a question. Is it just me, or does the church sometimes seem to use the word “worldly” to be synonymous with “new”? If I see a new … Continue reading

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Everybody Leaves

For the last two weeks Cousin Dave, my friend Mark and I had finally finagled out schedules so that we could hang out together on Monday nights. Last night this all came crashing down rather abruptly. Mark tells us that … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

The staff and mascots of The Monkey Exhibit want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the blessings that faith in Jesus brings. Don’t forget the reason for the holiday! May you celebrate the Savior’s birth more sincerely … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Blessings

Thank God for butter; Thank God for you. There, I said it. Now…moving on… I’ve (obviously) been thinking lately about blessings, be they little or big, that God has given me. Who knew I would think so much about butter … Continue reading

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Rich Young Roger

(In which I write a very long post, knowing full well that the likelihood of someone reading all of a post is inversely proportional to its length yet I do so anyway and hope against hope for comments.) I’ve been … Continue reading

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It’s My Only Hope

I heard something at work a couple of weeks ago that disturbed me a little bit (and, yes, I’m just now writing about it…I’m a slacker). There was friendly banter going back and forth between a coworker of mine and … Continue reading

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Sharing the Well

For my sociology class we had to write a 2 page paper about sociological aspects of a song or poem. It had to touch on 2 different themes we had talked about in class. I chose this song as it … Continue reading

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God Makes the Bacon

…only he asks you to hand it out. God created the pig. Out of nothing, even. God raised the pig, gave it a home, fed the pig and kept the pig healthy. God is the one who slaughtered the pig. … Continue reading

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Why CCM?

Here’s something I began writing…well over a year ago. I meant to go further, but never got back to it. It’s complete enough as is. Here’s my reasoning for listening to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM): 1) I like the sound … Continue reading

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Hobbit on the Rocks

The original lyrics: Toad the Wet Sprocket‘s “Hobbit on the Rocks“. Admittedly, that was the silliest song that Toad ever recorded. Since I like my song to have meaning, I decided to take their song and make my own lyrics. … Continue reading

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Dear God,

How are you? That was probably a stupid question; you are perfect. Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi. There are so many things I could ask of you, not all of them even selfish. Instead, though, I just wanted … Continue reading

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S-l-o-w D-o-w-n…

Anybody else like little testimonies? I like little testimonies. I don’t necessarily mean short testimonies, but I mean testimonies about the “little things” that God does for you. I like those. If you are ever questioning if the great God … Continue reading

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