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About StriderMTB

Hi, I'm Matt. "Strider" from Lord of the Rings is my favorite literary character of all time and for various reasons I write under the pseudonym "StriderMTB. As my blog suggests I seek to live out both the excitement and tension of a Christian walk with Christ in the 3rd world context of Asia. I am unmarried yet blessed to oversee an orphanage of amazing children in South-East Asia. I hate lima beans and love to pour milk over my ice-cream. I try to stay active in both reading and writing and this blog is a smattering of my many thoughts. I see the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached it and lived to be the only hope for a broken world and an even more broken and apathetic church.

The March for Women: When Diversity Demands Conformity

I was really impressed by the large turnout of women around the world marching to be heard yesterday. Truly amazing. Yet at the same time I was dismayed at the volume level given to abortion and some of those chosen … Continue reading

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1 John 5:10-11 The Death Knell of Calvinism

1 John 5:10-11 states: “Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy leads to cataracts in the soul

Truth be told Donald Trump is a mentally unstable, morally unprincipled man who can’t be trusted with the highest seat of power. Voting for someone I wouldn’t trust around my own mother seems absurd. The hypocrisy of many in the … Continue reading

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I’ve got a bad case of the political “shits”

Hillary makes me nauseous. Trump makes me constipated or worse. Either way our country is going to take a trip to the toilet. Count me out. We are bottom feeding as a country. But our candidates are only a larger … Continue reading

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A Dream: A Sniper Rifle vs. Christ’s Binoculars

I just woke up from a powerful dream…in a coffee shop… in Cambodia. The dream was not about being in a coffee shop in Cambodia; I am literally in Cambodia in a coffee shop, having just woken up from a … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism and Homosexuality

1 Corinthians 5:1-12 “It is widely reported that there is sexual immorality among you… When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 turn that one over to Satan … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Fascist or Narcissistic Bully?

Let me start with the bad and then the potential good. Do I think Donald Trump is a fascist or a bigoted racist? No. BUT I do believe he is a thinned-skinned, revengeful, narcissistic bully who masks his deep insecurities with … Continue reading

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