Category: Life in the Rock
The Paradox of Greatness

The Paradox of Greatness

Mohammad Ali is considered one of the greatest boxers of all-time. If you asked him, he would let you know what he thinks about himself. He is known for his charismatic ...

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The Key to Significance

The Key to Significance

One thing we all have in common is the need for significance. We all want to be somebody special. Somebody significant. Someone that others look up to. I was a large baby. And ...

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The New Way of Life

The New Way of Life

Jesus was a remarkable teacher. He never ceased to amaze those who heard. Against the interpretations of the Law in His day, Jesus set His own. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus ...

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Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

There is no mistaking the fact that we all approach the study of Scripture in our own way. We all bring to the text our personal baggage, beliefs, and biases. The challenge for ...

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Lawsuits & Social Media

Lawsuits & Social Media

Should a Christian file a lawsuit against another Christian? Is there ever a time when you believe it is appropriate to the courts in order to settle a dispute with a brother or ...

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Controlled By Fear

Controlled By Fear

Have you ever wondered how difficult it must have been to be a prophet? I am certain the position was not one of glamour. The prophets we read in scripture were often passing ...

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Fighting for Joy

Fighting for Joy

Fighting and joy.  Do these two go together?  As I think about this question, the tune from Sesame Street keeps playing in my head.  “One of these things is not like the other…” ...

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Be the Church

Be the Church

This week I have been thinking a lot about what true Christianity is and what it must have been like for the early Christians. Reflecting on past experience, it seems difficult ...

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Dealing with Culture in the Church, Part 2

Dealing with Culture in the Church, Part 2

“The World I Know” is a song by the American alternative rock band Collective Soul. The year was 1995. I was a Freshman in college and could be found either on the baseball field ...

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Dealing with Culture in the Church, Part 1

Dealing with Culture in the Church, Part 1

It seems that too many times we fail to address the regular-ness and everyday-ness of the church. We fail to discuss the fact that we are all a part of culture and that the church ...

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First Things First

First Things First

 What do you think of when you hear the word, treasure? Do you think of lost treasure? Treasure Island? Buried treasure? The Goonies is a story set in Astoria, OR. The Goonies ...

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All Things to All Men

All Things to All Men

As is normal this time of year in Arkansas, the mornings are darker while we are getting ready for the day. Monday was no different. My phone, sitting in its usual spot on my ...

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