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The Gospel In Up-Goer 5 Speak (Common English)

Posted by thethousandmarch on January 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM

It can be challenging to explain the Gospel, especially if you need to speak simply and concisely. This is a challenge I’ve thought a lot about recently in relation to talking to my four year old daughter.


Language is meant to communicate. But something most of us don’t realize it...

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What's Wrong With the New Chipotle Commercial and Why Good Intentions Can Hurt

Posted by thethousandmarch on October 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM

If you haven’t seen it yet take a moment to check out this new Chipotle commercial


I first saw this commercial on the Facebook page of a man I greatly resp...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Seems to Think Porn Addicts Need More Judgment

Posted by thethousandmarch on October 13, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Is the Church too judgmental? Many people seem to think so. Yet in the new movie Don Jon it seems the Roman Catholic Church is being criticized for being not judgmental enough. Each week the main character Jon, who is addicted to pornography and usually manages to bed a new girl each time he goes to the club, confesses his sins for which he is “sorry”. The priest then tells him to say X number of Our Fathe...

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What Causes Me Doubt

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

There are two things that cause me doubt in regards to my faith. The first is the exclusive nature of my faith’s story. I must admit that when I hear people criticizing the belief that faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved from hell, I must admit it gets me thinking. It does seem a bit arrogant, narrow minded and foolish to believe such a thing. Yet this is the Christian story. “Salvation is found in no one ...

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What Would it Take to Convince Me I'm Wrong

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 11, 2013 at 1:25 PM

What would it take to convince me that I’m wrong? This is a question I’ve been thinking about lately in regards to my faith. Why? It is my belief that faith, particularly faith in Jesus the Christ is rational. It is not merely a subjective emotional response to my own experience, nor is it a complete leap. The Christian faith is built upon objective historical truth claims whi...

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The Two Kingdoms of God

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 4, 2013 at 8:10 PM

With a military strike on Syria likely imminent I’ve seen a number of Christians saying that Christians should not support any military action because Jesus wouldn’t support military action. I however do not believe this is a good interpretation of Jesus’ teachings. But before I get going on this let me say that this is not a post on whether or not it is politically wise to attack Syria; this is a discussio...

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Is the Church a Sucker for Political Buzz Words - The Three Languages of Politics

Posted by thethousandmarch on August 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I often find myself having political, or even theological conversations where I make an argument which I think is irrefutable, but which seems to fall on deaf ears. And I must admit that I in my own turn sometimes dismiss the concerns of those I’m debating because I feel they are irrelevant, or invalid. Why is it that intelligent, generally kind and honest people can argue over an issue, but don’t even seem to be...

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2012 Year in Review

Posted by thethousandmarch on August 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Yet again my year in review is very much after the year end – and this year in order to get something done I’m going to do this a little different than I have in the past. (Why do I do this at all, it’s mainly for me to think about the art forms I love and put something down that helps me remember the year.)


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Are Institutional Churches and Denominations Really Para-church Organizations?

Posted by thethousandmarch on June 2, 2013 at 5:40 PM

What do I mean by “institutional church”, “para-chruch” and “Church”? There is only one Christian Church and it contains all those who follow Jesus the Christ. The members of Jesus’ Church assemble together for various reasons. We usually call these assembled group churches; we refer to the building in which they meet and the events they organize church. But these communities are pro...

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What Daft Punk can Teach Church Leaders

Posted by thethousandmarch on May 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I’m sitting here listening to the new album from Daft Punk, which if you’ve never seen them are these guys –

From very early on in their careers they chose to obscure their identity and very few official pictures of the...

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