Chad Bird writes about forgiveness, observing that forgiving others is not something we do for our own therapeutic benefit. Followers of Jesus forgive because we have to pass on the forgiveness that has been given to us. From Bird’s post: What does it mean to forgive? For the Christian, it means simply this: to see …

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The experience of awkwardness and shame is not to be minimised, denied, ignored or, worst of all, hidden. Owning shame is the precursor to experiencing grace. From Sammy Rhodes: If you look behind your awkward moments, you will almost always find shame. Shame is exactly what Adam and Eve experienced in the Bible in Genesis …

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Fleming Rutledge writes about the final prophetic promise of the Christian Old Testament, and how that foreshadows the Gospel hope and the creation wide need for it. The final words of the Christian Old Testament are quite amazing. The Hebrew Scriptures are arranged so that the prophetic literature is in the middle, but the Christian …

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At Mockingbird Larry Parsley offers a piece of short fiction featuring J.B. Roane – Pastor for Hire. Rev. Roane is engaged by a man named Thornton who needs his assistance in conveying a belated apology. “I’d like to hire you for job. It’s a little out of the ordinary. I should be able to do …

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Murray Campbell writes about an extraordinary victim statement that was spoken by Rachael Denhollander in the US. Rachael and many others were subject to sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment by the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar. In her statement Denhollander spoke these words, an amazing Christian testimony, that fully addresses …

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