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How Would Jesus Blog? Not Like You Probably Thought

How Would Jesus Blog? Not Like You Probably Thought

Announcing the release of my new ebook, How Would Jesus Blog? Answering Online Adversaries Jesus’ Way If you could know how Jesus would blog — especially when it comes arguments with opponents online — would you want to? Would you be happy to find out there’s a better way? There is! We’ve Been Bearing With It a Long Time Mockery. Smugness. Unwillingness to listen. Refusal to acknowledge good reasoning. Self-satisfied, condescending snarkiness. This is how many of us experience the…

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Stark Raving Barking Bonkers (A Correction and Apology)

Stark Raving Barking Bonkers (A Correction and Apology)

Yesterday in comments Jeanette said my beliefs were “stark raving barking bonkers.” I’m here today to admit that that’s a good description of how I responded to her in comments over the past two days. I was committing the classic, contemptible apologist’s error of taking down her logic all day long — including personal aspersions on her character — without expressing the goodness and the beauty and glory of following Jesus Christ. Jeanette, I apologize for that. It wasn’t just…

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Some Statistics

Some Statistics

I found a plug-in yesterday to add up some numbers for me. In just under 9 years of blogging on the WordPress platform, you and I have done the following: 2,156 posts 58,074 comments 1,083,744 words of posts 9,862,914 words of comments (and counting!) 10,946,658 words of posts plus comments (not counting this one) That’s an average of 27 comments per post 4,575 comment words per post 3,030 words of comments every single day At an average of 250 word per…

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Joining with The Stream!

Joining with The Stream!

I wrote here a few days ago that I had another major life event to share soon. This week is the week. I’m in training this week at Life Outreach International to come on board as Senior Editor and Ministry Coordinator with their major new ministry outreach, The Stream, specifically to focus on apologetics and inspiration. A Necessary Ending Someone wrote a book called Necessary Losses. I don’t know the book but I can appreciate the wisdom present in the…

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Theology Degrees Online: “Top 20 Religion Blogs of 2014”

Theology Degrees Online: “Top 20 Religion Blogs of 2014”

I just saw this, though it’s been there since August. (It’s another indicator of how busy my last few months have been.) Thank you to Theology Degrees Online for listing Thinking Christian in the “Top 20 Religion Blogs of 2014!” They have quite an eclectic mix in that list. There are several other evangelical blogs there, plus blogs representing other religions including Islam, Hindu, Hare Krishna, and Buddhism. I appreciate the recognition.

2,000 Blog Posts, and (Calling Christian Writers!) Major Changes To Come

2,000 Blog Posts, and (Calling Christian Writers!) Major Changes To Come

This is blog post number 2,000 here, since I switched to WordPress seven years ago! I don’t have an easy way to count the posts before that, but I don’t mind, it’s still reason to celebrate. This comes not long after my ten-year blogiversary. I think it’s a great time to announce a major change I plan to make this spring. I’m calling for a select group of Christian writers to join with me in making this the first mentored/edited/directed-topic group…

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Cracking Open or Cracking Up: When Someone Who Can’t Not Write Can’t Write

Cracking Open or Cracking Up: When Someone Who Can’t Not Write Can’t Write

Jerry B. Jenkins once said you might be a writer if “you can’t not write.” Jeff Goins said the same thing, as did Richard Price. So have a bunch of people on the Writer’s Digest forums. Even Alanis Morrisette has said it, apparently. If you listen to enough writers you’ll hear many others echoing the same. I’m saying it too. For most people, I suppose, writing is hard. I don’t want to compare woes—it’s impossible in any case—but I wonder if…

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It’s My Ten Year Blogiversary!

It’s My Ten Year Blogiversary!

Ten years ago today, I wrote a short item on ministry strategy to launch the brand-new Thinking Christian blog. What a great, wild ride it’s been since then! Today I’m thinking back on highlights of those ten years. The Community The first thing good thoughts I have are about all the commenters who have made this so interesting and fun. Thank you to all of you! I’m sure I’ll miss naming every one of you I should mention, but I…

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Overcoming Smug Religionism With Humility and Truth

Overcoming Smug Religionism With Humility and Truth

I’ve just published a piece on the good news of life in Christ. It’s his free gift of life to be received in both humility and truth. That was going to be all I said about it, except that the passage from Jesus’ teaching I quoted there (Luke 18:9-14) troubles me for how I live it out here on the blog. (This piece goes with that one, but its purpose is so different I wanted to start a different discussion thread…

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