Matthew 5:40–42 and the Charity Question

Since I believe the bible contains zero evidence that Jesus would support an involuntary, government run, inefficient “charity,” what do I think about Matthew 5:40–42?

And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you (ESV).

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We’re Finally Ready to Launch the Podcast

Good news — It’s ready!

And we have a mission for you!
Could you help us create momentum?

Here’s what I’d like you to do —

(I made it so you can get Episode 001 early!)

1. Check out the link below, and leave a “like.”

2. Share it to Facebook. (Click the “up arrow”)

3. Consider if you would like to become a “patron.”
(Patrons get episodes 1–6 right away.)

Jacob and I are really proud of how this turned out.

Here’s the link. Take a look!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/podcast-episode-13221593

The Holy Self-Interest of Jesus in the Garden

A Closer Look at the Motive of Obedience

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross. -Hebrews 12:1b-2a

Do you want to know how to trust God through hardship? Try looking to Jesus as your example. What did Jesus do? Why did He do it?

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20 Truths about Taking Massive Action

Why You Need to Stop Planning and Start Moving

One of the best productivity hacks is simply this: Commit to take Massive Action today. Massive Action means “I commit to finish now.” It’s when you take 3-4 hours or a whole day and focus on completing just ONE single goal.

Ninja Massive Action creates turning points in life.

Think back to your major turning points — the times your life took a big change for the better.

  • You went out and found a new job — and committed to it.
  • You started a new relationship and went all-in.
  • You decided to start taking your health and your exercise seriously.
  • You made something, built something, or wrote a song, an essay, or a book.

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Movie Review: Batman v Superman (2016).

Trying something new. Just a movie review. Let me know your thoughts!

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[SPOILER ALERT]

[BE WARNED — SOME STORY ITEMS APPEAR BELOW]

Short Version: Close to being a good movie. Instructive.

Full Version: I enjoyed aspects of this film. It was artful. The effects, the direction, the pacing, the music, the casting, and the acting were all excellent. 

It was breathtaking. I came away feeling… impressed. The movie attempted to say something meaningful about politics and humanity. It had weight.

Despite all these good qualities, it was a mediocre movie. It had every production value going for it, but it missed the two most important elements of story-telling.

1) The plot was poor. 2) The characters were unbelievable. 

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