In all of my conversations with men who own guns for “self-defense” (the vast majority of them being white men, btw) every single one of them comes out at some point trying to save face (presumably not wanting to sound like a complete monster) by saying something like, “I’d never want to kill anyone, it’s […]

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Fear-as-fuel causes a kind of social global warming, filling our social atmosphere with invisible toxins that subtly, silently, relentlessly change everything and make our society less humane and less habitable. Those who live by the sword, Jesus said, will die by it, and I imagine the same could be said for fear, because the sword […]

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Glimpsing the Invisible

Tentatively enduring each agonizing gasp, you force your lungs to work but your eyes don’t blink. They finally called your name and you did the very thing you told yourself you wouldn’t do. Two steps ago you were safe in your chair. Now you’re that much closer to that fast approaching future you thought you’d […]

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The Beginning of Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom –Psalm 111:10 Last night at Valley Mosaic we enjoyed a great discussion about fear. The discussion centered on the above quoted verse from Psalm 111. The conversation ranged from defining what fear means to each of us, to speculating on what the Bible means when […]

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