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October 20, 2017

Since moving to a large city a fair amount of my life has had to change. I have a 60lb Goldendoodle who keeps me on my toes each day. We used to play at dog parks and have long sessions of fetch in the green spaces near our various homes. However, mo...

October 18, 2017

When I was young I was pretty good at math. I never liked it, but I was pretty good at it. There was one problem: I was never good at showing my work. I’d come up with the right answer, but not follow the steps. That never bothered me when I was youn...

October 4, 2017

As rumors swirl surrounding the potential retirement of Justice Kennedy from the Supreme Court next summer, the abortion debate is once again set to take center stage. But just how should we think through the debate over abortion? Sadly, this is an i...

October 2, 2017

Here’s something I hear a lot when talking theology: “Do all those ideas even matter? I don’t care about that stuff, I just want to follow Jesus.”

Honestly, I really connect with that line of thinking. I’m a pastor’s kid from the south. I just about d...

October 2, 2017

You're walking past a pond. Suddenly, you see a small child drowning. No one else is around to help her and you're an able swimmer. Do you have a moral obligation to save her? Intuitively, yes. What if doing so meant you'd ruin the fancy clothes you'...

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