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Those of you who follow my writings know that I have a quirky manner of self-reference, and it is entirely deliberate. I rarely use the term “Christian,” choosing instead to say “follower after Christ,” or on other occasions, simply, “Christ-follower.” The term “Christian” is found only three times in Scripture, the first reference being Acts 11:26b,…

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To this day, I hold a vivid memory of an event in middle school wherein the Physical Education teacher lined all of the students against the gymnasium wall as he slowly walked by us and evaluated us physically with nothing but a look. Each of us young men folded our arms across our chests so…

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