Author Archives: Aaron Carpenter

Jesus may love you, but we sure don’t…

I’m sorry. I was eavesdropping on a conversation at Starbucks. Two men were talking behind my back, one much louder than the other. As Loud Man trespassed my sonic space box, I heard him say, “I lit him up!” Tell … Continue reading

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I’m a Christian bigot. What are you?

This is the post in which I confess a kind of prejudice. A Christian prejudice. And I’m guilty. I first noticed it when walking my dog past the house of a man and woman who belong to a prominent cult. … Continue reading

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Can we please show a little more emotion?

How I wish Christian worship were more emotional! Maybe I should wish that Christians showed more emotion when they worshiped. Or maybe, if we prefer authenticity, I should wish that Christians experienced more emotion when they worshiped. I wish this. … Continue reading

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Football Is Better than Jesus

This might be the ultimate Jesus juke, but please indulge me for a moment. In the wake of Super Bowl L – er, 50 – I had to reflect on all the jukes I read between August and February. You … Continue reading

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The Myth of “the Average Church”

“Ewww. This is nasty! Try some!” We all have that one friend, don’t we? And if we also have a smidge of morbid curiosity, we’ve joined them in one too many misadventures. It’s kind of funny when we’re visiting an ethnic … Continue reading

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For the love of all that’s holy, guys…

…preach the Bible! Is it that hard? (Warning: rant ahead) I speak as one of you. I speak as one who listens to you. I speak as one with family who have to listen to you. When God lets you speak … Continue reading

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Meditation on a Christmas Massacre

The problem with writing about a mass shooting in the USA is that before you can say anything worthwhile, there will be another one. Are we surprised? Do we feel it anymore? We haven’t been able to blush for a … Continue reading

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