Navajo Holiday Traditions

We were invited to travel south to the Navajo reservation for a Navajo Christmas. We're not planning on going down, but we were curious just what a Navajo Christmas might be like. So we asked. Well, everyone's going to dress up. ... And it turns out, the Golden Corral is open on Christmas Day in …

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Church, Culture, and Incarnation link

There's an ongoing conversation in which I find myself involved. It's ongoing because my Orthodox friends find my opinion so outrageous, they remain busy trying to change my mind. My error is I'm not convinced that Christians who are not Orthodox should necessarily convert to the Orthodox Church. Because my argument against Orthodoxy is multifaceted, …

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Tired of Empty and Meaningless Thanksgiving Greetings in your Inbox? Here’s a post about beer.

We made a quick trip to Montana in order to take care of some family business. While there I discovered a plethora (maybe even a surfeit) of locally brewed beers. I’m no beer connoisseur, but I do like the uniqueness of a locally brewed beer, and I’m always in search of a good porter, because …

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In His Steps? I Think There’s a Better Path

I just finished a book that ends with a rather silly notion. But it's a pervasive notion in our contemporary world, so it's worth a comment. The book is Philip Yancey's, The Jesus I Never Knew. In this study Yancey follows the venerable tradition of Romantic writers who consider the implications of the historical Jesus …

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