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Why Steve Jobs left the Church

Steve Jobs lived as an innovator and died as a legend. He kept to himself and enjoyed his privacy. Recently I read an article about Steve Jobs’ faith. I was very surprised by what I read…

Steve Jobs was a Zen Buddhist.

But he didn’t start that way.

As an child, Steve Jobs’ family attended a Lutheran church. And as a teenage boy, Steve Jobs asked his pastor if God knew about the children starving to death around the world. His pastor responded, “Yes, God knows everything.”1 Read more…

 
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The Running Man: Missing out on the Face of God

I see a man frequently around campus. He stands out from the crowd for no other reason than he runs. Now I know nothing about the man, other than every time I see him, he’s running. He’s not in a jogging suit or in workout clothes, but wearing kakis with his briefcase in hand.

He runs.

I’m not sure if its due to an overzealous need for exercise or that he just doesn’t want to waste time, but when everyone is walking, he’s running. I saw him recently and thought how much life he must miss around him. Look at that picture above…God surrounds us with beauty in the everyday things and offers moments of rest and grace in that beauty. I’m afraid the running man misses this by rushing his way through creation.
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Should Christians Participate in Halloween?

Growing up, I asked myself that a lot… should I as a Christian participate in Halloween? We didn’t celebrate it growing up, but I certainly liked the candy and the costumes. I did go one year as a G.I. Joe. I had a blast!

Yet this question seems to derive from the balance between being in the world but not of it… How far can you go within cultural practices and still be distinct?

I did some digging, looked into the history of Halloween, and came up a bit surprised with this conclusion… Read more…

 
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Existing: or otherwise known as “to be”

To be

It simply means to exist. Past, present, future. “To be” conjugates into all tenses. Yet I’m concerned with the present. God is too. When God introduces Himself to Moses in the burning bush, Moses asks God, “Who should I say sent me?” God thought about it, and simply replied, “Tell them, I AM sent you.” I can sense Moses frustration when he retorted, “Who???” (my translation).

God introduces Himself with a “to be” phrase, I AM. God simply is
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5 Reasons Jesus Is Awesome!

I don’t believe we need to dumb down the Gospel for this generation. To dumb it down insults some very talented and capable people. I don’t believe we need to make the Gospel relevant to them either…. But we must recognize that this generation didn’t grow up in Sunday School. They don’t possess an intimate background with the Bible or any knowledge of the complex theology or history that lies therein. And many of them are content with their Biblical ignorance.
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