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Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen
by Dustin Cannon I turned on the news this morning and I saw the glory of God. I did. With his head resting on a filthy bag of charcoal, he was passed out on the floor from exhaustion. I saw the glory of God when a news reporter put down his microphone, because his strong...
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by Dustin Cannon  Bad theology in Christian music doesn’t surprise me anymore, but I heard a Casting Crowns song recently that caused me to take note because I think it reflects a prevailing notion in much of popular Christianity. The lyrics said, “Lord, I know I let You down But somehow, I will make You...
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I’ve noticed that, even though the church has come to embrace a doctrine of grace, at least in word, there are few things that make Christians mad quite like preaching that we are no longer under the law. Why is that? It has to be either: that we don’t truly believe the price Christ paid...
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by Dustin Cannon  Did you know the first miracle Jesus did was to make more wine to keep a party going? He did. And it was because his mother asked him to. He didn’t really want to and it clearly wasn’t God’s plan. In fact, Jesus pushed back initially and said to her that it...
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Light Shines in The Darkness
A few days ago we witnessed a horrific display of hatred and violence raging in Charlottesville, Virginia over skin color. Ethnicity. Such disgusting displays of violence have become so common place that it can be tempting to give up and lose hope because of all the ugliness we see in the world. We live in...
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by Dustin Cannon  I recently wrote an article explaining why being LGBTQ is not a sin. Over the next few days I saw a barrage of Facebook comments as they streamed furiously down my iPhone screen. So much disagreement. So much anger from those wanting to honor God by upholding God’s law. They would quote...
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by Dustin Cannon  The truth is I never wanted to be here. I didn’t want to write this. I was quite content in my perfect little Christian bubble where all my doctrine was carefully buttoned up in a sound foundation of Christian tradition. But then everything changed. It was one of those defining moments that...
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I’m fairly sure my dad bought me many things when I was a child. I’m sure there were new bicycles, model cars and other toys. But the truth is I don’t really remember much about those things. Here is what I do remember. I remember sleepily crawling out of a two man tent by the...
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On 1/9/2015 our new baby boy was born. I have experienced few greater joys on this earth than the pure joy that is found in children. We learn so much about our relationship to God through our earthly families. We begin to have a distant idea of the beautiful and playful and lavish love of God...
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