A Courteous Contrararian

Archive for July, 2012

Real Perfection

We don’t know much about Jesus’ childhood except that he grew in wisdom and stature. That he grew in stature is apparent; we’re first told of an infant and later we see him as a grown man. At first thought, the idea that he grew in wisdom was much more interesting. But then I realized […]

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Cultivate the Twinkle

What are you doing Sunday morning? Will you be spending a leisurely morning at home, surrounded by family? Will you spend it at church ? Or will you be alone? Wherever you are, scan the faces you can see. Look first for love; the love you were meant to give and the love you might receive. If we […]

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Happy Birthday

I have a problem every time I sing Happy Birthday. I mean, besides not knowing where to send the royalty check. It happened again today. When I sing Happy Birthday, it is always because somebody else started singing it first. Then everyone must join in, so as not to be rude. So first I have […]

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Hair and Contemporary Culture

Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is […]

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John 1:13

I love to read the Bible. I start the first thing in the morning, while I wait for coffee to brew. There is something about my physical state in those first minutes that is conducive to a different take on Scripture. I’ve heard that the groggy feeling we experience in the first minutes after sleep […]

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