These words were written with the season of Lent in mind, but they could easily be true of Good Friday as parts of Protestantism observe it. Each year we spend forty days pretending Jesus is going to die; we go hungry and grow—despite ourselves—angry; we prepare for what is going to take place. But it …

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Anger with God is not unbelief. It is an aspect of faith that has reached its current limitations. Bonnie Zahl writes about the various ways in which a relationship with God will sometimes find us in pain and wrestling with him. Being in relationship with other Christians we need to grow together in grace and …

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In a book of devotions drawn from the Gospel of Mark, Larry Parsley reflects on the observation that Jesus attracts the wrong sort of people, and sometimes some of us can forget that we’re the wrong sort of people too. Parsley concludes his devotion with a story that most pastors have experienced in one form …

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It’s a constant challenge to live in the truth that people are our ministry, not an impediment to our ministry objectives. It seems modern ministry strategies judge people not on the degree they cling to Jesus, but on the degree they usefully support the local church’s program objectives. From Sarah Condon at Mockingbird. And nothing …

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