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Loving the Darkness

I think the #1 reason people refuse to follow Christ is a failure to grasp the holiness of God and by contrast their sinfulness. We compare ourselves to an arbitrary standard, pick out the worst in society or history, and judge ourselves to be “pretty good.” Therefore, if there is a God (not that they need one), then surely he would not reject a “good person.” Yet our righteousness is like a dark cave compared to God’s which is like the blinding sun at noonday. 1,345 more words

To A Discouraged Young Man

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I would rather just give you a big bear hug and sit with you quietly, but these words will have to suffice. 262 more words

Faith

Feedback From A Reader: Hurtful Experiences at Church

Today I am going to respond to some questions left on the Feedback From Readers Page.

This was the comment that one reader left: 1,262 more words

Christianity

Where's the Dirt?

The Pas     Proper 17 – Ordinary/Lectionary 22 – Pentecost + 14

Year B

30 August 2015

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

Psalm 15

James 1:17-27

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23… 1,966 more words

Word of Eternal Life

The Pas     Proper 16 – Ordinary/Lectionary 21 – Pentecost + 13

Year B

23 August 2015

Psalm 34: 15-22 pg 745

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18

Ephesians 6:10-20… 2,004 more words

Ki Tetse- Ethics, Boundaries and Obligations Weekly Discourse for 08/28/2015 13 Elul 5775

As we approach the end of the Jewish year in the final month of Elul,we move towards the completion of the Torah.  This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tetse, finds the Jewish people in the Jordan Valley, being prepared by G-d to enter Eretz Yisroel(the land of Israel).   1,424 more words

Judaism

A Classic With A Modern Twist

What’s anything? And how the fuck did it get here?

Richard Grossinger

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler, but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire Cat… 3,062 more words