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The Seattle Freeze + Loving your Literal Neighbor

The Seattle freeze can be a bit disheartening.  It is known to breed isolation, loneliness, and yes, even depression.  No I’m not talking about the weather. I ‘m talking about the lack of hospitality and neighborliness that most refer to as the “Seattle freeze.”  We have all been a part of both sides, the receiving … Continue reading »

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Radical Invitation: Christianity a Barrier to Jesus?

Could God be in this, raising up a sub-culture of society who wants everything to do with Jesus, but doesn’t understand or use the title Christian? They read the bible, believe that their relationship with Jesus redeems them (rather than trusting in good deeds), experience a deep communion with God, and rely on Jesus as … Continue reading »

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Christianity a barrier to Jesus? Part 2

Are there people who are afraid or hesitant to follow Jesus because they think it means that they have to become a “Christian”?   It seemed to be a typical conversation between trusted friends at the neighborhood café.  We had spent three years taking care of each other’s kids, watching football games together, hiking together … Continue reading »

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Christianity a barrier to Jesus? Part 1

  Note:  This is the first of a three part series on Christianity a barrier to Jesus   I’m a pantheist,” the older man said with a smile. He then went on to tell me that he was an old hippy who once lived in an intentional community in San Francisco. Since then he has … Continue reading »

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From Explorer Deprivation To Experimentation….

When I (Matt) go into Starbucks, I know exactly what I want to order before I even step foot in the door.  I get the same thing every time (Grande Starbucks Double Shot with vanilla and soy) because it just works and tastes amazing. Exploring, experimenting, and discovery do not always come easy to me.  … Continue reading »

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Leaving the Shire and New Beginnings

 “Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?” … Continue reading »

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