Top Ten Posts of 2013



Here are the Top Ten Posts of 2013 from the blog. These were written in 2013.

Runner-Ups:
How Jefferson Bethke Showed Me I Was A Jerk
– I was one of those guys who quickly trolled Jefferson Bethke’s amazing video, but realized I was being a dumb jerk.

Reactionary Culture: I’m Not Like Those Other Christians
– Most churches are founded as a reaction to a previous hurt: but when you define yourself on what you’re against instead of what you’re for, you stand on a collapsible anti-ground and only perpetuate the hurt.



10) Four Thoughts About Finding God’s Will
– The idea of “God’s Will” is not as mysterious and mystical as we think.


9) Pastors and Leaders: Please Exercise. Not Kidding.
– Out of love and concern: if you have a hard time preaching because you spent all your energy climbing into the pulpit, you might want to put down the donuts and take a walk.


8) What is a Christian supposed to look like?
– If you have tattoos and a lip ring and you curse and smoke cigars, apparently you can’t love Jesus either.


7) Accidental Racism, Rick Warren, and Asians in America
– No one cares about racism against Asians, including Asians.


6) The Forced Falsed Dichotomy of For and Against: How a Binary System Fails to Resolve Our Deepest Issues
– I’ve never had a single rational conversation about homosexuality, abortion, or politics: because we’ve all bought into dichotomous dogmatic thinking that instantly opposes each other. In our fight for issues, we forget the people inside them.


5) I’m Struggling, But Church Keeps Saying Just “Read Your Bible”
– Sometimes the church throws around easy answers because they’re too lazy to do the hard work of struggling together.


4) Can A Guy and Girl Be Friends?
– Feelings happen: but the silliness of Hollywood-hormonal-romance makes you think you need to chase those feelings all the time. You’re not obligated to them.


3) The Weird Subculture of “Christian Dating”
– There are a million different “Christian” ideas of dating, and most of them suck.


2) 10 Thoughts About God and Homosexuality
– God loves you. There’s no clause after that.


1) The Totally Awkward Bible Study: And Four Ways To Push Forward
– Awkwardness at church is inevitable and even pretty awesome sometimes.


— J

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