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Embarking Blog

...on the journey towards restoration of all things

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Tom Elenbaas

If we are created in the image and likeness of God, then whatever good, true, or beautiful things we can say about humanity or creation we can say about God exponentially. God is the beauty of creation and humanity multiplied to the infinite power.

The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.
— Richard Rohr

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Movies and the Conversation

Tom Elenbaas

Tonight I was able to attend the pre-release of the movie Old Fashioned, and earlier this week I attended the prescreening of Do You Believe? Both are films written and produced by Christians seeking to make good films with an important message that helps change the conversations we're having about everything from relationships to sex to our ultimate destiny. 

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Order Matters

Tom Elenbaas

Honestly, this has radical implications for the praxis of our faith. It would mean doing some of the things Jesus did - like eating with tax collectors, drunkards, and sinners - and being accused of being one due to common company. It would mean being willing to lay our reputation on the line because we helped a brother or sister belong that our communities of faith are scared of. 

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For Glory

Tom Elenbaas

I wonder... if we thought that everything - even pain and suffering - were somehow to bring glory to the Father, how that would change our approach to life? I wonder what it would look like to truly trust the Father enough that even if I see nothing come of it my lifetime within my limited view, that I would still be able to trust him with the gift of suffering for his sake?

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