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LEARNING FROM WOLF ATTACKS

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POKE THEM WITH YOUR SWORD

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THE WOLVES OF PALESTINE

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KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL CONTRACTORS

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BOOK REVIEW: SACRILEGE

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My family and I just returned from our first Caribbean cruise. During one of our family hangout times, my son Jesse made the comment, "We go to an inner city church and we're on a cruise. We're Christians and we watch South Park." He was pointing out the seeming opposite sides of our lives.


My read for the week was Hugh Halter's 'Sacrilege'. If I had any reason to feel guilty for being on a cruise instead of ministry to the poor, Hugh's book was a good way to unpack my baggage.
Jesus was considered to be sacrilegious by the religious authorities of his day. This is a book about living our lives not as disciples, but as apprentices of Jesus. Here's a definition of 'sacrilege'.




sacrilege
n
1. the misuse or desecration of anything regarded as sacred or as worthy of extreme respect to play Mozart's music on a kazoo is sacrilege2. the act or an instance of taking anything sacred for secular use
[from Old French sacrilège, from Latin sacrilegium, …