Vulnerability

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  Risk Life can be like the thunderstorms that gather most afternoons this time of year in my area. Vulnerability is a constant reality. There is no way to remove risk. Even trying to avoid risks is risky. I wrote those words yesterday morning. Around noon, puffy little cumulus clouds began to dot the sky […]

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Breaking Free from Shame

Why do we feel so much shame?

  Christianity is a religion of shame.   Agree or disagree? Come on, be honest. No one has to know what you really think. From the outside most people believe Christianity is an elaborate system of rules, rewards, and harsh punishments for keeping people in line. Most Christians believe it too. I sit over coffee […]

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Three More Ways to Counter Terror

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This week I am thinking about how Christians should respond to terrorism. The first post in this series, How to Resist Terror  and Counter Terror Operation: Courageous Love contrasted fearful responses with faithful ones. Today I wrap up with three more ways Christians can counteract terror. Counter Terror Strategy # 2: Counter terror by choosing to include every […]

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Counter Terror Operation: Courageous Love

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Counter Terror Strategy # 1: Counter terror by risking love. I heard a radio interview with a young woman who arrived at the outer door of her apartment building in Paris just as shots were fired by terrorists nearby. She had just slipped inside when a terrified crowd of strangers began pounding on her door. Frantically, […]

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How to Resist Terror

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The Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7   We cannot let terror win by playing by the rules it sets. Fear is gaining ground in the world. It seems to be infecting more and more hearts like an insidious disease. Senseless acts of violence perpetrated […]

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Is it all Good?

Can a thinking adult believe that all thing work together for good?

My reasoning when I was 5 years old went like this: The Bible is true. The Bible says God will use everything that happens for good. Everything is going to be okay. Twenty-five years passed. Everything did not feel okay. I could not envision a happy ending to my own story. I could not conceive […]

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