New today: Why humans mess things up, when words fail, things pastors aren't
New today from the Century
Why we mess things up: Sin is real but not 'original,' by Charles Hefling. Does it always happen that humans sin? Obviously not. But is there any chance that they will not sin?
Where words and numbers fail: Matthew 28:16–20, by Jennifer Copeland. It's important not to limit God. God, the “wholly other,” self-named by “to be” verbs, becomes an action verb in the particular person of Jesus of Nazareth—teaching, healing, feeding, dying, rising.
Three things that pastors are not, by Jeff Nelson. In ministry a certain amount of dabbling is inevitable and a certain amount of understanding is necessary, but there come points when certain issues are best left to other professionals.
Feel pain. Love deeply. by Carol Howard Merritt. My teen daughter and I had to see The Fault in Our Stars the day it was released. The actors took on the emotional richness of the characters and the central themes rang with clarity.
"Gravity-defying gratitude," a poem by Grace Hough Carter
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