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Same Crisis, New Ailment: On Rewarding Bad Behavior

Same Crisis, New Ailment: On Rewarding Bad Behavior

This post on the infidelity of the inner-lawyer comes from Jason Redcay.

I believe it was Rod Rosenbladt that said we’re all natural born lawyers. We know the Law well—it is written on our very hearts. We can delineate good from bad, friend from foe, enough from not enough, and we’re especially adept when it applies to The Others. The inner lawyer knows how to separate the wheat from the chaff and, because it’s so obvious to us, we naturally think it’s our job to share its power. If we could just educate people on the Law, well, they would follow…

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Awake, 50/50 Hypocrisy, and Christian Progress

Awake, 50/50 Hypocrisy, and Christian Progress

This piece comes from Mockingbird friend Jason Redcay.

After I became a Christian, I still thought Christians were hypocrites. Like anyone, our standing before the Law reveals hypocrisies in spades. And yet a Christian is said to be sanctified, made good, holy, righteous… a saint when they are still so obviously, well, not. How can it be, the reality of living in two worlds so distinctly and fully? I watched the new series Awake the other night and began to see some parallels.

In this series police detective Michael Britten is newly returned to work after being in a car crash along…

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Would Jesus Drive a Pink Cadillac? Mary Kay's Warm Chatter and the Confessions of a Contact Evangelist

Would Jesus Drive a Pink Cadillac? Mary Kay’s Warm Chatter and the Confessions of a Contact Evangelist

Another one from Mbirder Jason Redcay:

I recently heard a story on The Moth Radio Hour about Jen Lee, an amateur evangelist and Mary Kay Cosmetics saleswoman searching for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store (if you’re not familiar with the amazing work being done by The Moth, you can find out more about them here). The story deals with her struggle to promote/sell Mary Kay and the Gospel at the same time, and, as you can imagine, it is in turns amusing and sad, not to mention uncomfortably insightful about church culture.

If you don’t…

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Gerhard Forde, Walter White and Aggressive vs. Passive Death (and Resurrection!)

Gerhard Forde, Walter White and Aggressive vs. Passive Death (and Resurrection!)

This one comes to us from Mockingbird friend Jason Redcay:

I’m in the middle of both reading Gerhard Forde’s Justification by Faith: A Matter of Death and Life and watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. It’s quite a combo. And it has me thinking about how addicted we are to our notions of free will and how deeply that addiction affects our relationships with each other. I was expressing some thoughts along these lines to a friend the other day – how our wills maybe aren’t as free as we’d like to think and how good works may not be something we’re…

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