Author Archives: Allen Carr

About Allen Carr

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

Being People of Resurrection

I’m told that as I was learning how to stand and walk that I had to deal with an interesting little hindrance: my older brother. Of course I was too young to remember, but according to my parents he enjoyed … Continue reading

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Preparing Our Soil

As I read Trevor’s excellent post yesterday about garden weeds, I was struck by a couple of things. First is how many times agrarian metaphors are used in Scripture. There are stories and analogies all over the place — about … Continue reading

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Lent: Breathing Life into Death

“For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4 So much of Lent is about death and darkness. It’s usually around this point or so that I get very weary … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of Suffering

“Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.” – Wesley in The Princess Bride As Trevor mentioned yesterday, suffering can be a difficult topic to think through. I think we approach it in a couple of ways: 1. We … Continue reading

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Laying Down the Weapons of our Assumptions

First of all, if you have not read Chris’ comments yesterday about the WorldVision situation, I highly recommend you do so. They are beautiful and full of grace, but they also capture our little community very well and give insight into the … Continue reading

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May Everything Be Changed

On Monday I met my mother for lunch and dropped the kids off to spend spring break with their Nana and Poppy. I had been anticipating this day for several weeks. Staci began working full time about a month ago … Continue reading

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Lent: New Birth

It’s a difficult teaching, one I’m sure Nicodemus did not expect. And it’s still one that is difficult for us. I’ve heard the phrase over and over again through the years in my Christian life. Maybe it’s one I need … Continue reading

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Twisting Truth Into Temptation

If you scroll through your Facebook timeline or your Twitter feed, you’ll find something interesting. Among the selfies and humble brags, the complaining posts and pictures of people’s dinner is something very sneaky. Most of the time I don’t even … Continue reading

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Walking Slowly the Road of Lent

I keep telling people that I moved to the Great White North. The winter in Oklahoma has been brutal at times. I’m sure many other parts of the country have had more winter precipitation, but I’m not used to this … Continue reading

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Locked Closets, Different-ness and a Better Holiness

The church where I grew up had a room that was shrouded in mystery. Tucked into a back corner of the building, even the master key failed to open it. You had to have some type of special connection to … Continue reading

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