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July 19, 2007


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Very, very well stated. I have had this same question in my heart many times as well. Being an older (in age) Christian, there are certain practices that were a part of my worship just because. No convictions, just because that was what everyone else did. I grew as a Christian in spite of this and God has used each experience in my life to make me more like him. Only recently (past few years) have I re-examined some of those practices. I believe he has called us to separated, but along with that, a testimony. Others need to see Him in our lives. Thus, my heart's desire, that other's see Jesus in me. Whether in a movie theatre, a concert, on the beach, etc., etc., Never bringing shame to my Lord Savior. I loved this post and it personally spoke to me. I know Michael that you are different from the world and I am so thankful you are.


I am loving this series of posts you are doing. As a staff person at a church trying to move in more of this sort of direction, I find myself nodding with the way you are explaining things. Thanks for explaining what I think and don't do very well at saying. You're right on!

Mike D.

Hi Mike,

I read this post with appreciation. I liked how you biblically and lovingly answered these questions that many Christians have. But then I read your "If I were..." blog entry.

How is it that you can be so loving and pastoral in one post, and then slam fellow Christians by telling them to "get a life"? Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? (James 3:11).

Thank you,

Mike D.

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