If Jesus had atoned for it, stop living in misery over it. Live like someone who’s been forgiven of something they never thought they’d be forgiven for. From Steve Brown (who makes me smile). If You Want To Kill The Gospel, Add A Bit Of Religious Gloom. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, …

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The Gospels contrast the disciples of Jesus who were not consistently clear about what they wanted with those at the margins (like blind Bartimaeus) who were completely focussed on their need. Jesus keeps asking a question (actually or implied) of those he encounters to help them understand that their present desire was masking their need …

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It interests me watching modern evangelicalism struggle more and more about what to do with Easter. Good Friday was a spiritual pause, a pause that lasted until the acknowledgment of resurrection on Sunday morning. Now any thought of pause seems something to be avoided and Good Friday seems to be identical to Easter Sunday. How …

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Sometimes I feel the effective Christian life is confined to one personality type. Or, at the very least, that it’s not fair that one personality type seems ideally suited for reaching out. Sammy Rhodes gives some relief with an observation that the Good News is embodied in a community of all types of people. One …

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Scott Hubbard writes about William Cowper, who on New Year’s Day 1773 was about to slip into a depression that would remain for the rest of his life. Anticipating that descending darkness Cowper wrote the hymn God Moves In A Mysterious Way. From Hubbard’s article: … before night fell on Cowper’s soul, he sat in …

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I’ve been dabbling a little bit in personal fitness for a while now, so I’ve got lots of respect for those who exercise. This article by Connor Gwin on Mockingbird interacts with popular thought about why gyms and exercise fill a space in some modern lives that used to be filled by church. It wants …

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