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There are two parts to free will. Freedom from, and freedom for. In making the choice to follow Jesus I am claiming both

the choice to follow Jesus and to be guided by the Spirit is actually a step into freedom. When the Spirit urges us to love and serve one another the result is satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. Not just that we are freed from the bondage of sin but free to embrace the nature we were designed to enjoy.

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how to handle religious bigots

We don't go to church and live the life of a disciple in order to get to heaven, and we certainly don't have to go to "the right" church to experience salvation! Church is where we gather to celebrate what Jesus has done, it's where we encourage one another to walk with Jesus more closely, it's where we practice Koinonia, and it's where we pool our resources in order to serve God in the world.

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beauty and truth – music for the soul

I believe that we are all enthralled by beauty. Some are drawn to the natural splendor of the world around us; some own a more cultivated appreciation for music, architecture, and the fine arts; some are touched by words, mathematics, ideas, and theoretical constructs. Beauty addresses a fundamental need; those who grow up surrounded by desolation, or in an environment…

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a few thoughts about DOMA, about sex, and about marriage

God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways. (Galatians 5:22-23) The real enemy of marriage is our pervasive failure to engage/practice/value/honor our primary relationships from the context of faith, and of placing God at the epicenter of our lives.…

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