10 Years an Outcast

January 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm | Posted in Outcasts of Ministry | 3 Comments
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Happy 10th Anniversary to The Deep End! I want to thank the Lord for allowing me to continue blogging with some measure of consistency and perseverance for 10 straight years. Thanks to my wife, who originally set up the format and got me started. And thanks to everyone who has subscribed, followed, shared, commented, and read over the years.

The Deep End has never really gained much influence popularity-wise among the big-name Christian blogs on the internet. Although it has gained a little attention (and even notoriety!) here and there, it doesn’t really fit into a particular pre-set niche, and is something of an outcast, I suppose. Therefore, in honor of the occasion, I am sharing the links to an old category started way back in 2012 called:

Outcasts of Ministry: the Addict, the Slave, and the Man Who Fell out of Church

The Addict (His Characteristics) (I Corinthians 16:15-18)
The Addict (Signs of Addiction) (I Corinthians 16:15)

The Slave (His Owner and Overseer) (Philemon)
The Slave (His Obligations) (Philemon vv.18-19)

The Man Who Fell out of Church (Narrative) (Acts 20:7-9) *
The Man Who Fell out of Church (Application) (Acts 20:9-12)

* most-viewed post in category

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  1. […] When I started The Deep End, I wanted it to be about what the Bible says, not, for the most part, my personal opinions, and, over the years, I have for the most part, stuck to that premise. One of the few exceptions is the category called “I’m Just Sayin’,” which is where from time to time I “vent” or talk about a subject that has gotten under my skin, whether or not, it is strictly speaking, related to a Biblical principle. The idea for the title came from a comedian I once heard talking about the way people will try to escape blame for some controversial opinion or statement: “I’m not saying that Bob is lazy because he sits around the house all day and won’t look for a job, but I’m JUST sayin’…” Or, “I’m not sayin’ this soup tastes awful, but I’m JUST sayin’…” As though the word “just” somehow negated, or at least softened the harshness, or what I’ve just said. So, if you want to read about some of my pet peeves, unasked-for opinions, and generally unpopular views, I have placed the links to the posts in this category below: […]

  2. […] is zealous for His own name. The nations called Judah and Israel “Outcasts.” They had been “cast out” by their God, but God will not allow His name to be […]

  3. […] to protect his arms while so doing. Don’t ignore opportunities to help those who have been cast out and rejected by society, nor those who are in danger or in trouble. God rewarded Ebedmelech for his […]


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