Day 18 #liftupforlent

The other day, I was at the grocery store and an elderly man in front of me was using a SNAP card--what we used to call food stamps. He had gone over his limit, and he was confused and a little distressed about how it had happened. While I was considering if the man would be offended or grateful if I stepped in and offered to pay the difference, the ...

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Do Christians Get to Choose who to Serve?

In Arkansas, HB1228 is about to hit our governor's desk to be signed in to law. Should he sign it, it would allow people and businesses to refuse to serve others based on "sincerely held religious beliefs." There are many things that I believe are wrong with this bill (it has a slope so slippery, you could slide from here to the gulf coast on it), but what is so surprising ...

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Everybody gets to hold the Baby Jesus

I do know that it is Lent and not Advent. But someone just reminded me of what I said this past Christmas Eve, and so I thought I'd repost--with a few minor updates. My friend Robert is a pastor who also teaches a Bible course at a local university. This year, when they were talking about Luke 2, he gave his class a primer on shepherds and how they weren’t nearly ...

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