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The Gospel of Sodom?

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"Like Lot, even the good things we do are tainted with sin. Like Lot, we don’t take God’s promised judgment seriously, and God saves us despite our own efforts and not because of them."...

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Living in Light of God's Promise

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"Like Lot, I am buffeted by the circumstances of life because I treasure the stuff I have been given rather than the giver."...

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Wartime Realities

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I may feel exhausted or discouraged or wounded by events in my life, but do I recognize the underlying battle? ...

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Foolishness

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When I realized a few months ago that Easter fell on April 1 this year, I initially saw it as incongruous - the high point of the Church calendar juxtaposed with the a day of playful trickery. ...

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Aftermath

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There’s nothing like a natural disaster to inspire people to ask deep questions about the meaning of life, justice, and the existence of evil and hardship. ...

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Hope

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Adam and Eve based their hope on Cain, as a result of an incomplete and flawed understanding of God’s promised redemption....

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Uncomfortable Love

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If I truly understand that God loves me, not just in some generic sense but intensely and personally, it changes everything. Love like that isn’t something that can be met with indifference, any more than I could respond to a marriage proposal with a shrug....

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