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Litmus Test

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Have you been given a "litmus test" lately? In the laboratory, a litmus test is the way to determine the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. It's an either-or test. In colloquial language, a "litmus test" is any either-or test that someone uses to judge someone else (rightly or...

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Patriot

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

This week, we celebrated the American holiday of Independence Day, the 4th of July. For our society, this day is a day off of work (for most) and a time for fireworks, waving flags, wearing red, white, and blue, giving props for those who have served in the military, and perhaps even remembering...

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Tags: kingdom, nation, patriot, patriotism

Asparagus

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Last week I was Skyping with a good friend who is part of the leadership in the church in Italy we've been a part of. I mentioned him in a recent article that he was developing the Italian version of the BLESS acronym we've been using. Francesco told the story of a recent discussion with a...

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Tags: asparagus, bless, mission, prega

Simplify

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Times of simplicity. There have been a few times of simplicity in my life. When I was a kid, there wasn't much more to life than school, play, and chores. That's it. I didn't have to worry about budgets, healthcare choices, voting, jobs, car maintenance, the emerald ash borer, or a million other...

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Politics is Meant to Divide

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

I attended a webinar last week by the Barna Group on the state of pastors in the U.S., addressing a variety of issues, including race, technology, sexuality, economics, relativism, Millennials, and much more. Because it is Barna, everything was backed up by research. During one of the sessions...

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Tags: gospel, politics, unity

New Year's False Promises?

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Is there a better way?

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Tags: goals, new, resolution, year

Christmas Hypocrite

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

That would be me. The Christmas hypocrite.I hate, hate, hate the questions, "What do you want for Christmas?" and "What's on your Christmas list?" Very kind, well-intentioned people (to whom I am related, in most cases) wanting to know how to shop for me. I don't blame them. I already have...

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Tags: christmas, gift, giving, receiving