Life hurts - Part 2

Most of us fall into a routine of using trite sayings to answer difficult situations. They are often true--at least partly so--, but we miss the pathos of life in recycling something we saw in…

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Already Decided | Link from challies.com

This is a brilliant piece that recognizes that life is more complicated than we generally think. We make more excuses for sin than we realize. We compartmentalize our failings into an explainable category while we…

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Life hurts - Part 1

Life hurts. Yet we try to deny this fact. Not outright denials, but in hushed undertones. Christian art often is rightly panned for being cloy or trite. It is all too commonly a sickeningly sweet…

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Streaking Meteors and Faithful Stars

I thought this was good and encouraging. First, I didn't know Jim Elliot had a brother. Second, this is a great look at being consistent and letting God handle the results. I thought the conclusion…

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People are people

I appreciated seeing two different missionaries write about how they have found people in drastically different cultures to simply be people. Here are two excerpts though both pieces are worth reading. Jake has been in…

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Art, Nakedness, and Redemption

This is a good look at a disturbing trend within the broader Christian world. William VanDoodewaard carefully examines the New Testament context as well. Thankfully, unlike many others, he uses good, biblical sense. Here's his…

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