Some weeks watching Fail Army is strangely comforting; other weeks People Are Awesome is motivating. I thought this week might have been a Fail Army week, but then People Are Awesome came in strong. These compilations of contrasts feature a sequences of People Are Awesome clips of someone doing something awesomely (naturally) followed by a …

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Psalm 91 has featured in numerous reflections about the current social struggles to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic. Zack Eswine considers the same Psalm and offers wise counsel about listening well to those who are struggling to express their pain in a unique season of suffering. Honest naming isn’t safe for many of us. We’ve …

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I have been trying to learn (since it was pointed out to me in painful circumstances) that saying things about members of the congregation in a negative way as a form of ‘in joke’ is wrong. That lesson has been hard to apply because of the familiarity we have with each other as a church, …

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This article urges Christians to refrain from allowing funerals to be replaced by celebrations of life. A celebration of life evades the inescapable fact that there’s been a death. Instead of an acknowledgement of that they become “post-mortem roasts for non-celebrities.” Jason Allen isn’t against laughter and a sense of lightness, but any lightness should …

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