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Blood: Agony & Allegory 3: Isaiah 63 in the Fathers

To see what the Fathers have to say about Isaiah 63:3, about God treading the winepress of wrath and staining his robes with the blood of his enemies, I have chosen to look at Robert Louis Wilken,  983 more words


What is the difference between joy and happiness?

As we launch into our series “Unshackled: Joy Beyond Circumstances” from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians, I want to encourage us to consider more deeply whether there is a difference between joy and happiness. 140 more words

Issues And Theology

Freedom is a Road to Love

“[T]he ultimate goal of human beings is not the ‘kingdom of freedom.’ Rather, the kingdom of freedom is a process toward the kingdom of God, which is the kingdom of…

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Original Essays

Why Christians can say 'Good on you!' to same-sex marriage

The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you… I will bless you… so that you will be a blessing… and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ (Genesis 12:1-3, NRSV)

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The Good News about Wrath

It is no mistake to say that the love of God and the wrath of God amount to the same thing, described from different points of view. 405 more words

The Love Of God

God Is Wrathful because God Is Love

I used to think that wrath was unworthy of God. Isn’t God love? Shouldn’t divine love be beyond wrath? God is love, and God loves every person and every creature.

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Sierra Leone, And The Tension Of Joy

Last Monday morning thousands of people living in Freetown, Sierra Leone left their homes for work and various other life-tasks. They began their day under the impression that they’d be able to return to their homes and families. 1,337 more words

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