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The Ten Weirdest Names for Jesus in the Bible

<b>Jesus has many names in the Bible.</b> In fact, there are well over one hundred of them—almost seven hundred according to one count.<p>In Scripture, a name …

And Then There's Faith

<b>I’m fiery and loud and opinionated.</b> I am obsessed with finding the answers to questions. I think Google is a brilliant invention.<p>I look for answers …

A Year After Giving Atheism a Try, Former Pastor Ryan Bell Admits: “I Don’t Think That God Exists”

December 27, 2014 by Hemant Mehta<p>It was almost a year ago when <b>Ryan Bell</b>, a professor and former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, announced …

Some Modern Beatitudes – A Sermon For All Saints Sunday

Some Modern Beatitudes – A Sermon For All Saints Sunday<p>November 6, 2014 by Nadia Bolz Weber<p>Click above to listen along<p>This Summer when I was at the …

Authentic Modesty: Compassion Over Shame

Can I tell you something?<p>It’s rather personal.<p><b>I rage in the face of summer’s modesty conversations.</b><p>I hate them. I never, ever respond to any of them …

What’s the Danger in Categorizing People?

More often than I prefer, I find myself in a conversation with somebody who thinks they know me.<p>Most recently, it was with a stranger who’d read a …

3 Things Oprah Believes About All People

*Photo Credit: Anne Worner, Creative Commons<p>I heard something great recently that has stuck with me. I heard the 3 things Oprah believes about all …

Do You Only Extend Grace When It’s Convenient?

The thing about migraines is that they don’t make an appointment. They just show up. Unannounced. Like those bad feelings you have for another person …

Oops!

sometimes the gremlins inside the internet tubes fail to deliver their pixels to the correct computer screens.<p>(nerds call this a 404 error)

The Guest

It was after closing time when the guest walked in.<p>I was cleaning up the dining room, resetting the tables, wiping down the line, emptying the trash …

God vs. Rob Bell: the Debate Is Bull$#*!

More than any other topic, I get blog hits when I post about either Rob Bell or homosexuality. So … why not post about both? Here we go.<p><i>But before we</i> …

8 ways those from more liberal-progressive and conservative-evangelical persuasions can better love each other

<i>* it’s going to be a busy 2 weeks on the blog and then i’m going to take all of july & august off so i can enjoy my kids home from summer, work on</i> …

third way practices.

once in a while i click on a facebook link that i sort of know i shouldn’t read but do anyway (you know that feeling?) and yeah, i usually end up …

Let's All Go To Camp

Camp is a new show at the Clubhouse that you may not know about. I’ll say it, I think Camp is the best new show in town, and you should check it out.<p>I first went to Camp when my team Styx Martin got booked. They sent us an e-mail saying, we’d love it if you dressed up in costumes of some sort, sort of like a camp talent show. We obliged and dressed up as cowboys. And had fun doing it.<p>Cowboy costumes aside, showing up there I proceeded to have more fun at an indie show than I’ve had in a …

You Will Never Figure This Out

I mean this as a consolation: you will never completely figure out improv. Not forever, anyhow. It moves, somehow. You have a grasp on it for a few weeks, maybe even a few months, and then it’s gone. You stumble on a new exercise or a new mantra and can do no wrong. Decisive moves. Certain viewpoints. Audiences liking you right away. But then it just fades and you are lost again, searching for the next key.<p>Things that have given me the key to being good at this in the past:<p>“listen and …

Improv, Fashion, and Puppies — The Pretty Flower

Last night my team Soulmates worked with Ben Rodgers as our coach. Our team performs the Pretty Flower form and if you aren’t familiar, the Pretty …

Dierkes and Fernie and The Pretty Flower

Hey dude, I’ve been watching Cagematch “Best of’s” on YouTube and I’m loving Dierkes and Fernie. I have an idea of what their form is but not a solid one. I think I’ve heard you talk about what they do, can you maybe go into a little detail about the kind of form they do? I’m super curious about those guys. - Derek<p>Dierkes and Fernie mostly did the Pretty Flower. In fact I don’t know that they ever did anything else.<p>A Pretty Flower is probably best described in two ways, or you can take those …