Awakenings

Discovering raw authenticity & spirituality

Everyone has a soapbox, whether we want to admit it or not.  With the rise of technology, most people’s soapbox is through the online world.  Take Facebook, for instance.  As you scroll through everyone’s status update, count how many of your friends are stating opinions and views on politics, religion, causes, self-promotion, news events, entertainment, …

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Have you ever noticed that a lot of times Christian music is its own form of Christianese?  There are a lot of very talented musicians out there with some great songs, but sometimes those songs are just Christianese phrases put to music.  Not only the lyrics can seem Christianese, but the style of music can …

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Outside my window one afternoon, while grading papers and doing other work, I overheard two young men talking about girls.  But this just wasn’t any conversation!  One guy was telling the other all the things he had to do exactly right to ask a certain girl out.  It was great advice, really!  I was pretty …

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It’s funny when you ask some people, “what is the church?” and they may answer that it’s “the building that’s down the road with the steeple on it.”  Some people will answer that it’s a group of people who “follow God” (whatever that means) and who like to wear t-shirts and bumper stickers to let …

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