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In Western society, we are altogether too familiar with the words of Ephesians 5:22-24 (ESV), and how this passage has been abused, which says:

“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.”

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Dear Lisa,

When we married nearly twenty-one years ago, little did we know…

The twists and turns that life would take to bring us to this place: the loss of a job just three months into our marriage, working two, and three, jobs to get by.
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Jesus loves:

Harry Potter-readers

Jesus loves:

Richard Dawkins &
Rob Bell

Jesus loves:

Fred Phelps (Westboro “Baptist”)

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Too Many Jesuses?

randomlychad  —  August 17, 2011 — 11 Comments
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Yesterday, I wrote of a nasty habit we (who are believers) all seem to have: proof-texting the Bible. We comb through the Scriptures looking for verses that validate our beliefs, rather than having our beliefs informed by the Bible.

I do it, you do it, we all do it. But I find it’s best to “let God be true, and every man a liar.”

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You know what I’m talking about. You’ve done it, too. Instead of a sweet-smelling savor, instead of a pleasant taste, you’ve left the stench of suppurating pustules in your wake.


Through Christian “gonorrhea.” The Christian “clap.”

There are a myriad ways this happens–like when you went to lift someone up, and prayed them in the back.

That’s Christian “clap.”

Or when you whip out your iPhone at the family dinner table, yes, then your life is really out of whack.

And, yes, that’s Christian “clap.”

Perhaps you make an office of the “throne room” in your home? Make an abode of your commode?

Yes, even that, too, is Christian “clap.” (Or it might just be crap).

If this is you, then only one medicine will suffice–stronger than sulfa, more powerful than penicillin–it’s only six letters long, and curiously enough six (give or take) is also the number of inches from head to heart.

How to span that gap:


And stop spreading the Christian “clap.”