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VeggieTales Creator Interview – Pain, Joy, and Vegetables [EP-73]

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales, talks with Kurt about his spiritual journey as it pertains to creating, bankrupting, and coming back to his beloved show. This conversation is full of wisdom and fun. Here’s a few resources from Phil to check out: THE LAUGH AND LEARN BIBLE FOR …

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Repurposed for Peace: Christmas, Crucifixion & Reconciliation

In Culture by Kurt Willems6 Comments

2 Minute Read They shall beat swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, [nor] learn war anymore. Isaiah 2.4 (NRSV) I have a bottle topper that says: “Recycled from disarmed nuclear weapon systems.” Its opposite reads: “Make wine not war.” Whether you drink wine or …

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2 Reasons NOT to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’

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4 Minute Read ————————– *Guest Post: By Jeff K. Clarke ————————– Keep Christ in Christmas is the slogan of choice for many Christians during this time of year. We see the phrase used all over the place – from Facebook posts, Twitter feeds and Instagram pictures, to Pinterest links and blog posts. However, while Keep …

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Jesus was Born in Bethlehem, NOT Rome: Choosing to Lose the “War for Christmas”

In Culture by Kurt Willems6 Comments

4 Minute Read Each year Christmas comes along and so do various controversies. Yesterday, my friend Jeff Clarke wrote: However, when we post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram our demand for people to Keep Christ in Christmas, we are in that moment displaying a degree of arrogance, not humility. Instead of pointing people to the humble …