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Conspiracies and Calvinism

It’s tidier to believe God plans everything that happens even if we cannot ever (or at least for now) know why. But maybe we are not supposed to have a tidy theology on such wild and wooly matters. 

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Seriously, You’re the Greatest!

Scripture and the church have always taken a dim view of flattery also because it perpetuates the deadliest of the Seven Deadly Sins: pride. Flattery, in short, is deadly for the giver and the receiver.

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Just Can't Call It Even

God has given us our lives twice: first through creation and then through the death and resurrection of God the Son. Maybe like Sheldon Cooper we'd rather not live with a sense of biding indebtedness, but there it is. 

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The Grateful Heart

Gratitude somehow builds up in us during the ordinary and good times of life so as to make us less likely to be defeated when the bottom falls out on us in this or that area of life. 

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As in Adam ...

Whatever else Easter means, it does not mean people stop dying. The Thessalonians knew what we still know: namely, the stark and stubborn fact of death in our world poses a most difficult challenge to our faith.

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