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Dec
26

It’s Boxing Day!

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It’s Boxing Day. Does that mean we get to punch each other out if we didn’t get the Christmas gift we’d hoped to receive? Or is it the day for putting away the boxes that held the Christmas gifts? Or is it another shopping day? Or? The day after Christmas, December 26th, is a public…
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Dec
24

Our Most Popular Posts of 2012

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It’s always interesting to look back over the past year and see what’s happened. And we have definitely had some interesting posts in the first year of this blog. Here are the 10 posts that got the most attention. So, if you missed anything, feel free to go back and check them out! 10. Gollum Saves…
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Dec
22

This Week on Trans·formed (12/22)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Forced to Wait: An Advent Reflection. During advent, we’re reminded of all those centuries when God’s people awaited the fulfillment of God’s promises, the years of uncertainty, the time of doubt. This side of Christmas, it’s easy to think that this season is all about arrival, the birth of Jesus. And…
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Dec
21

Impulse Control

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After hearing of yet another horrific shooting in Connecticut—and witnessing another mindless act of evil much closer to home at Clackamas Town Center, the news will have its usual stories, interviews with eye-witnesses, and ultimately search for some explanation. We will hear words of grief and shock. People will say that Jacob Roberts was a…
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Dec
19

Waiting…Advent is waiting.

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by Dan Hislop   One Christmas we were waiting for a friend to be healed, but the chances weren’t good. Waiting… Advent is waiting. Israel was waiting. And we are waiting for all things to be made right:  not just in the world we read about, but even in the thoughts that we hope no…
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