I kept seeing Wendell Berry and his novel Jayber Crow mentioned in various ways, so now I’ve got a copy. How could I not be attracted to the fictional autobiography of someone who departs from their plan to be a minister to become a barber instead?

Jesus rewrote the book of love through the cross. For those who are his, Jesus has rewritten our story. He hasn’t just corrected the mistakes of our existing story. He’s given us a whole new story. From Fleming Rutledge. What the church needs to hear is the radical message of the good news not only …

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Comradeship was not the reason that Jesus went to the cross. Comradeship is the outcome of Jesus going to the cross. He doesn’t die because we were friends to him, we become his friends through his death. From Fleming Rutledge. In the cross of Christ, we see something revolutionary, something that undercuts not just conventional …

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There’s no wastage in God’s economy. Even in the spreading ripples of sadness and loss God is making all things new. From Andrew Peterson: With each successive moment, by the unfolding of time, Christ’s creative Word continues its pronouncement that he is king of it all. The Word keeps speaking, and the universe whirls on. …

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