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For the Bride: The Confirmation of Love

The desert Christians were earthy folk, perhaps in large measure because of the environment in which they worshipped and worked. While some of the Church’s best theology comes from the early-Christian era, it is almost always expressed through a tangible practice of some kind. 240 more words

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For the Bride: The Command to Love

An emotion-driven concept of love draws back from thinking of love as a commandment. But the withdrawal is based on two false assumptions: that we love (or not) on the basis of how we feel, and/or that love is a transaction instead if a relationship. 217 more words

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For the Bride: Beyond Sentimentalism

The shadow of the Cross has cast itself into this week, reminding us that love is a struggle. We have so sentimentalized love that we view it almost exclusively as an emotion. 315 more words

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For the Bride: Good Friday Love

Today, we see the apex of love–the Cross. In what was for many of us one of the first verses we learned after becoming Christians (John 3:16) we saw that God “gave his only-begotten son.” 144 more words

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For the Bride: Holy Experimentation

Years ago, I heard Richard Foster say that prayer is to the spiritual life what experimentation is to science. In early Christianity, the monastic communities understood this, and they practiced prayer in an “ask, seek, knock” spirit. 329 more words

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