What does being a friend of the world mean, or not mean? //Blog
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James 4:4 says, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” Wow. What do we do with this? We may decide to run and hide. We have to be careful not to take this from a literalist or black and white thinking … more

The Art of Pendulum Swinging in the Church…How good are you at it? Blog
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Jumbo shrimp. Steel wool. Icy hot. I love oxymorons, which occur when two opposites are put together, when neither extreme works BEST, but instead what lies surprisingly in the middle is a third, often overlooked, BETTER option. The definition is itself oxymoronic: it’s the “combination of sharp and dull” (about.com). Some people rebel again such dichotomies being forced together in … more