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Thanking God for Bob’s Bar

A couple of Fridays ago, some friends and I took the hourlong trip to an off-the-beaten-path dive bar in Nebraska – Bob’s Bar, in Martinsburg. It’s not much to look at from the outside. Even when you get in the place,…
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Leave Metallica Alone!

FEBRUARY 2012: AS WE SEE IT by Jason Lief Numerous times I have been asked, "Have you read that book about Metallica going to church?" (John Van Sloten, The Day Metallica Came to Church: Searching for the Everywhere God in…
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The Faithful Work of Pastor Jack

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012: INSIDE OUT by Jason Lief "Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.... I have become all things to all people so that…
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Stuff My Uncle Told Me

More than a year ago already, my uncle Rodney died of cancer. He never had a family of his own, living with his parents until he died--which is probably why he would call me like clockwork every two weeks. The…
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The Scary Love of Homer Simpson

A few years ago I was involved in a heated conversation about the portrayal of fatherhood on television. This took place during the heyday of those movements dedicated to getting men to be more manly, which usually entailed climbing rocks…
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