Author Archives: Allen Carr

About Allen Carr

I'm a husband, father, minister, and passionate follower of Jesus.

Jonah, Grudges and Conduits of Love

So Jonah got on a boat and headed in the exact opposite direction. If you’ve gone to Sunday school for any amount of time or read portions of the Old Testament or are familiar with Veggie Tales, you probably know … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days: The Art of Forgiveness

I love the question Peter asks Jesus in our first reading this week. I find that Peter was often willing to ask the dumb questions that a lot of us are thinking. I learn a lot about life because Peter … Continue reading

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Books That Opened My Eyes

Several people have approached me with a question like this: “Allen, I’ve been a Christian for many years, but still want to learn and grow. What books would you recommend for someone trying to reexamine things or expand their understanding … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll and How Our Theology Affects Our Living

Mark Driscoll had a rough summer. Believe me when I say that one of the last things I want is to add to the cacophony of evangelical vitriol that gets tossed around the internet these days. And I definitely do not want to … Continue reading

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Binary Views and the Value of Us

A friend of mine recently interviewed for a job in Alabama. As he met with several different groups in the church, there was only one question that came up every single time: “Auburn or Alabama?” The funny thing is that … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days: In and Out

Who’s in? Who’s out? These are questions that Christians really seem to like to answer. When we know who is in and who is out, we feel safe and the world makes sense. We can see clear lines and understand … Continue reading

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The (Un)Inspiring Story of Faith

I want to write an inspiring post about faith. I want to sit here and type out the details of my story, to flesh out all of the unpredictable joys, all of the startling downturns and even the mundane details. … Continue reading

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