Author Archives: Allen Carr

About Allen Carr

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

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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A Dangerous Plea

Most of the time the door to my office stays open. It’s something I have been counseled on throughout the years (sometimes painfully), and I understand the sentiment. An open door communicates accessibility and welcome — 2 things that are … Continue reading

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Disorientation and Value

When I was young, I wanted to be a fighter pilot. To be fair, there were also times I wanted to be a cowboy, a policeman, an NBA player or the person who hands out suckers to little kids at the bank. … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days: The Comparison

A few weeks ago, Trevor pointed out a phrase Jesus used in Matthew 11: Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds. The basic idea is that the wisdom of Jesus is vindicated by the results of doing things his way. Our readings … Continue reading

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