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Jason Lief

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The Dark Night: Batman and Belief in God

Yesterday afternoon I went to see The Dark Knight Rises.  It was a surreal experience - watching the first 20-30 minutes of the film thinking about what happened in Colorado the night before.  I kept thinking that this is what…
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Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Jerry: We're not gay!... not that there's anything wrong with that. George:  No, of course not. Jerry:  I mean it's fine if that's who you are. George:  Absolutely! Jerry:  I mean I have many gay friends.  George:  My father's gay.…
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America

I enjoy arguing about politics with my Canadian friends.  It doesn't matter the topic - it always comes back to George W. Bush. Never mind that in the arena of foreign policy President Obama has out Bushed Bush (baseball cards…
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the people that you meet…

This past week my family and I tagged along with the young people from church on a work project in Denver, Colorado.  It didn't start out very well... our honda van broke down on I-80 near Ogallaga, NE in the…
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Imperfection

This past week I set aside my academic work, picked up a flat bar and needle nose pliers, and set to work ripping up old carpet.  Our house was built in the 2310's so we figured there was some wood…
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I’m Cardinal Glick

Last Friday at 1pm my body was in Sioux City but my mind was up north in Sioux Center - the home of Dordt College.  I knew there was a celebration...a gathering of the Dordt faithful for an important announcement.…
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“What the….?”

"You sure as hell can't talk about hell unless you use the word hell."  Thus saith Bart Simpson (or something like it) in the car, explaining to his mother why he used the word hell.  You know the episode -…
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Bored

A friend made an interesting comment a few days ago - suggesting that it seems people get bored with Christianity.  Not in a "religion vs. faith" sort of way - you know, the "I love Jesus but dislike the church"…
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The Milwaukee Wiener House

  About three or four years ago my good friend - a tall, lanky Dutch Canadian - road along with me out to Montana where I spoke at a youth convention.  (We have quite a few Canadians out here on…
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