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God, in Trinity & History

This Monday, I dialogued with Muslims, Jews, and Unitarians in an online comments section. How’d it go? A Muslim man accused me of an “unforgivable sin” for espousing Trinitarianism. 1,186 more words

Reflection

Jeremiah 42-45 You are telling a lie. The LORD our God did not send you to say, ‘Do not go to Egypt to live there’

From Jeremiah 42-45

The people asked Jeremiah what the LORD wants them to do considering the upcoming invasion of Babylon. Should they flee to Egypt. The place they were in slavery many years before. 853 more words

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Daily Riches: Filling Up What Is Lacking in Christ's Afflictions (John Howard Yoder and Henri Nouwen)

“We use the word cross in our hymns, in our piety, in our prayers, and in our pastoral language. But we use it too cheaply. We say that a person has to live with some sort of suffering in life: a sickness that cannot be cured, an unresolvable personality conflict within the family, poverty, or some other unexplainable or unchangeable suffering. 402 more words

Desolation's Gift

Jeremiah 30-31 The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intentions of his mind

From Jeremiah 30-31

Israel and Judah are being punished by the LORD and taken captive by foreign nations. Their punishment is just but they cry out to the LORD for healing. 1,830 more words

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Jeremiah 1-3 I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness in a land not sown

From Jeremiah 1-3

Israel started off well with the LORD, but her initial devotion waned as she turned to other gods. In today’s passage the LORD levels a charge against Israel. 2,241 more words

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Where Is Your Heart?

Today’s lectionary texts offer a quick summary of what has been called salvation history, beginning with the Israelites who “with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith…have courage.” (WIS 18:6-9) Both this reading and the second are primarily a commentary on the faith and hope of Abraham whose journey of life took a serious turn when he was facing old age and God told him to leave his home and move to a land God would show him. 328 more words

If beauty will save the world, drones might help!

Beauty will save the world. Perhaps you already knew that. Today you can see it with your own eyes. The Padua Baptistery communicates this incredible power through a forgotten masterpiece by one of the greatest artists of the late 14th century, a true forerunner of the Renaissance: Giusto de’ Menabuoi. 344 more words

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