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    How to Become Friends with Jesus

    I’ve noticed a trend in Christian media lately. It seems that every other week, there is an article or blogpost about how God doesn’t care about who you marry or what work you do…or about how God really does care a lot about who you marry or what work you do. There are seemingly endless articles about how to be a better Christian as though faith can be turned into an exact science., Frankly, no matter what popular Christian media says, I think that question is irrelevant (pun intended! See what I did there?). I …

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    Which is Better – Know Thyself? Or Know God?

    Have you heard the one about Zombie Jesus? The joke is Christians are all nuts because we worship a man who came back from the dead. The sad/ironic part is that the joke is backwards. We are the zombies, walking around dead in our sins, pillaging and devouring, not noticing that half of our faces are falling off. Instead, we look at ourselves, through our zombie eyes and we think “hey, I look pretty good.” That’s because we only see other zombies and sure, if you still have skin on your arms, you’re probably in …

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    From Distress to Freedom: 7 Steps

    “But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction. ‘He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.’” (Job 36:16-17) Last weekend a friend of mine and I went on an epic road trip from DC to Long Island. We had a smooth and easy ride up until we reached the George Washington Bridge. There, we sat in traffic for an hour, then crossed the bridge to sit in traffic for …