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Chase Replogle

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Social Media has its own strategy for Ukraine, Just Ask Putin to Stop

#VladdyDaddy and the West's Dismissal of Sin

As the world’s top diplomats, military strategists, and political leaders continue to construct a punitive global response to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the internet is offering another diplomatic possibility: charm Putin and just ask him to stop. The past week has sparked an online trend of young social media users posting on Russian profiles simply...

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Christians, COVID, and The Fallacy of Twosideism

Fine, Here is What I Think About the Vaccine

Okay, fine, I’m vaccinated. I’ll admit it. As a writer, there is always a temptation to open with caveats, to carefully identify your location on the contours of the controversy you are about to wade into. You’ve probably done the same in countless conversations. And let me remind you, it’s the holiday season, so there...

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The World is Dangerous

Comfort has Cost us Character and Moral Clarity

While we were preoccupied with petty disputes and celebrity headlines, Twitter threads and Facebook drama, we became naive. From C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, we are reminded of how a world of comfort lulls us into a loss of moral clarity and how real danger calls us back to conviction and charcter. The world...

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How Bread and Games are Robbing us of a Hunger for God

And why the next 12 months are the greater risk.

According to ancient historians, most of the Jewish families sitting on that Galilean hillside listening to Jesus teach would spend every day of their lives on the edge of hunger and starvation. Some days were better than others, but they never escaped hunger for long. By some estimations, as much as 85% of a Galilean’s...

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Smite us all. Expose us all. Save us all.

We the people who don't know how to be people.

The Sadducees brought Jesus the most complicated question they could craft against him and his talk of resurrection. They imagined a family of seven sons in which each died passing along their wife to the next brother. They asked Jesus, “In this coming resurrection, whose wife will she be?” Jesus’s answer was simple, “You are...

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Leadership Savvy Doesn’t Make a Pastor

Published by The Gospel Coalition

I’m grateful to the team at The Gospel Coalition for publishing some of my thoughts on leadership and the identity of the pastor. I never liked the title “pastor.” My plan was to practice law and pursue politics. I was fascinated with leadership, and all those career tests told me I had a knack for...

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C.S. Lewis on Times of Fear

And A Much Needed Psalm

As a pastor responsible for a congregation of believers, it’s been a tough week. There are hard decisions to be made and challenges to serving those who are most in need. It has been shared widely, but these words from C. S. Lewis have been a wise reminder of how Christians live not just in...

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The Essential Masculine Virtue

Finding The Strength Between Aggression and Disengagement

Previous Post in This Series: The Two Ditches of Toxic Masculinity: Noah and The True Complexity of What is Wrong With Men The Bible warns of man’s tendency to over-identify with his impulses of aggression and passivity, a topic I’ve explored at length in a previous article. But the Bible is also careful not to...

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Christ Was Born Into A World Divided

Politics, Power, and the Nativity

This articles was taken from my Christmas Eve message to Bent Oak Church: December 24, 2019. My kids have a little wooden nativity set that each year we assemble beneath our Christmas tree. This time of year, you see them everywhere—plastic ones illuminated in front yards, wooden ones set up in front of McDonald’s, some...

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The Two Ditches of Toxic Masculinity

Noah and The True Complexity of What is Wrong With Men

Previous Post in This Series: A Good (Definition of) Man Is Hard to Find: How We Define Manhood and Masculinity I’m aware; toxic masculinity is a phrase of extreme controversy. Wrapped up in the phrase are hotly debated ideologies, fueled by very different perspectives on what a man is and should be. At the center...

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After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
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After five minutes of lessons, she’s now basically as good as I am.
After five minutes of lessons, she’s now basically as good as I am.
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Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
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Responsibility feels like a loaded word, but what does responsibility actually mean? Technically, responsibility is nothing more than the ability to respond. To be responsible for anything doesn’t mean you’re an expert. It only means that you’re willing to answer, to show up, to enter the complexity and uncertainty of it, to give it your honest best shot. Think of responsibility as the willingness to respond.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

The first key to fatherhood is not a head full of answers and advice, it’s simply being there. Responsibility is first presence.

#fathersday #fatherhood #father #dads
Link in Bio. Responsibility feels like a loaded word, but what does responsibility actually mean? Technically, responsibility is nothing more than the ability to respond. To be responsible for anything doesn’t mean you’re an expert. It only means that you’re willing to answer, to show up, to enter the complexity and uncertainty of it, to give it your honest best shot. Think of responsibility as the willingness to respond. Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” The first key to fatherhood is not a head full of answers and advice, it’s simply being there. Responsibility is first presence. #fathersday #fatherhood #father #dads
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Second grade is going well. Sounds like a true writer. Spells like one too.
Second grade is going well. Sounds like a true writer. Spells like one too.
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Spring not-sailing in the Ozark.
Spring not-sailing in the Ozark.
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Plants in the ground, dogwoods booming.
Plants in the ground, dogwoods booming.
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2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
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Too windy to sail but we got some jobs done.
Too windy to sail but we got some jobs done.
Too windy to sail but we got some jobs done.
Too windy to sail but we got some jobs done.
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