Here were God’s people, descendants of slaves, living in continuing grief, praying for compassion, justice and forgiveness without vengeance. They were consciously and boldly maintaining a small ecosystem of Grace in a city, state and nation that would soon elect as President a man whose campaign championed racist slogans and xenophobia.
Understanding our history and thinking about our future may help cure the short-term thinking that plagues politics by asking what kind of country we want Canada to be before we reach our 200th anniversary.Login to View
After their son's suicide, Chris and Christy knew they wanted to make something good come out of this tragedy. They knew they wanted to speak out about the danger of depression and to challenge the stigma around mental illness. “If we kept it all hush-hush, then we’ve lost our son and nothing good comes of it and Satan wins. We’ve tried to make the best of a bad situation and bring glory to God. There’s an opportunity for grace and . . . awareness, talk and more openness.”
In the Scriptures, there are many instances where prayer was answered with a resounding “yes.” Hannah received the child she prayed for. Elijah called out to God and brought a widow’s son back to life. But what about when God says no? Why are some healed from life-threatening diseases and not others? Did we not have enough faith? Did we not pray properly?Login to View
Much of mainline theology over the last hundred years has been an attempt to repackage the gospel into modern categories. Lutheran theologian Rudolf Karl Bultmann wrote in 1941 that “the task of theology is to demythologize the Christian proclamation.”Login to View
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