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Love is How We Open to Life (Principles and Practices for the Spiritual Life, Part 1d)

There are two general postures toward life: open or closed. The former is characterized by the risk, passion, wonder and joy of giving one’s self in a whole and undivided way. We reach beyond the encroachment of our self-contained shell … Continue reading

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A Biblical Concept of God Gives Rise to Lament Not Apathy

In the atmosphere of contemporary Western Christianity, when someone voices a lament with the intensity frequently found in the Psalms, it is not uncommon for them to be looked at aghast or derided for their deficient faith and concept of … Continue reading

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A Thought on Suffering and Hebrews 12

        Last night, I read an article in which the author asserted the notion that all suffering in the world has a divine purpose. This is not in the sense that God works good in all things (Rom. 8:28), but … Continue reading

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