Does Religion Make You Happy? – An Economist’s Perspective

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Just finished up listening to the latest Freakonomics podcast where they discuss whether tithing and even religious gatherings can make someone happy. Some interesting quotes (from non-religious liberal types)… the trend is that the more liberal denominations give less What I find is an incredibly strong correlation, that basically these people are more likely to[Continue Reading...]

The Unpaid… err… Good Shepherd – John 10

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You all know my stance on vocational pastors. I’ve written about it over the past 6 years here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Not once have I ever noticed what Jesus says about those who shepherd for pay. It wasn’t until a comment I received on my blog last week that left me with[Continue Reading...]

Can the Perfect change and still be Perfect?

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A few weeks ago I got into a debate online about whether or not YHWH could change his mind. I presented the few verses that directly indicate that he has changed his mind… Exodus 32:14 – “So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.” This[Continue Reading...]

Graze Box Review, Take 2

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A couple months ago I wrote a review about the Graze Box. Since then I have received five boxes. I can honestly say these are definitely worth it. Of these five boxes, I only marked one thing as “trash” (the Fruit and Seed Flapjacks), but really only because I don’t care for Raisins. The things[Continue Reading...]

3 Months, 20 Pounds, Low Carb

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This past Saturday morning, I made Cinnamon Roll Waffles… a good start to a good cheat day. On Saturday I weighed in at 165 pounds exactly. I only gained 1.6 pounds from cheating and today I weighed in at 165.2 with a 15.3% body fat measurement (using my Omron Body Fat Monitor). This month has[Continue Reading...]

2 months, 17 pounds, Low Carb

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Last month I wrote my first update since going back on a low carb diet. I had lost 10 pounds in a month. It’s been another month and I’ve lost another 7 pounds. I’m now only 3 pounds from my goal of 165! And, at the risk of sounding vain, I look a lot better[Continue Reading...]

So You Want Me to Join Your Church?

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I am a member of a couple of “closed” communities on Facebook. Closed in the sense that they are “closed” on Facebook, but anyone is welcome to join… they’re more or less considered “safe places” to talk about what we believe. I am not even sure how to describe these groups, other than they are[Continue Reading...]

Words Not Found in Scripture – Worship

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It’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything from the Words Not Found in Scripture series. Recently I was inspired to write a little bit about the word Worship. In today’s Christian circles Worship is usually defined as “singing” or even specifically “corporate singing”. In our modern church meetings we usually have 30[Continue Reading...]

1 Month, 10 Pounds, Low Carb

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Three years ago, almost to date, I wrote about The 4-Hour Body Expirement – Slow Carb Diet (Month 1) where I discussed the Slow Carb diet which I learned from Tim Ferriss’ The 4 Hour Body. Since then I have learned a lot about myself and the evil carbohydrate. One of the nasty things I’ve[Continue Reading...]

Graze Box Review

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I saw an ad on Facebook a while ago for something called the Graze Box… a healthy and organic snack box delivered to your house every two or four weeks. The ad was for a free box, so I figured I’d give it a try. Well, we just received our first box and I wanted[Continue Reading...]

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