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Faith, Risk and the Sky-High Selfie Mark 4:35-41

Faith, Risk and the Sky-High Selfie

It's not easy to feel safe when your boat is swamped in a sea of chaos.

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The selfie has been taken to new heights. Literally. Daredevils around the world are dragging their front-facing cameras to truly dangerous destinations all in the search for that one, crazy shot. How many people are willing to dangle off a skyscraper just to tweet out a photo? More than you think.

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For material based on today's epistle text, see "A Choir for the Complaining," June 21, 2009, at

Skydiving. BASE jumping. Riding a bicycle without a helmet. Telling your mother-in-law what you really think of her cooking. Some activities in life are far too dangerous for the average person to attempt.

Then there are the risk-takers-- those who run toward adventures that the rest of the world tries hard to avoid. And while there have always been the crazy few who go and do what no one else dares attempt, something has changed in the world of risky behavior. The crazy ones now have cameras. It's no longer enough to experience the...

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