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Whatever is LOVED is Regarded as the End

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

Every man of adult age who possesses any judgment, and will give the matter any consideration, is able to know that he is in two kingdoms, namely, in a spiritual kingdom and in a natural kingdom; and also that the spiritual kingdom is interior, and the natural kingdom exterior; and consequently that he can set one before the other, that is, he can regard one as the end in preference to the other; and thus that the one which he regards as his end, or prefers, rules with him. 222 more words

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Review of Angels and Men by Catherine Fox

Mara Johns has arrived in ‘a great northern cathedral city’ to continue her studies.  She is a daughter of the Vicarage, but anti-church – and interesting position in an institution that also trains Priests.   201 more words

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Kids Who Write Songs, NPM memories, and other QTs

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Let’s start with a story about this boy: Alex loves to rewrite songs. And oh lordy, sometimes it’s hard for an occasional songwriter to listen to it! 940 more words

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Protestants and Catholic Row in Germany

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches.

A fierce row between Catholics and Protestants in Germany is the result of a misunderstanding, a German theologian has claimed.

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Pardon The Interruption

It has happened again: it appears that God wanted me to learn a lesson and therefore gave me three chances in the span of a week to grasp it.  583 more words

Faith

I Wanna Get Better

It’s annual personnel review season here at the church. and this year we’re using a new narrative template for these things. I like it a lot. 69 more words

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UCA News:

Apart from praying and lamenting, is there anything else that concerned outsiders, such as the Western churches, should be doing to help Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq?

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