“Momento Mori” (Or Learning to Live Between the Altar and the Grave)

There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven: a time to give birth and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 Your eyes saw me when I was formless;all my days were written in your book and plannedbefore a single one of them began. Psalm 139:16 Precious in the sight …

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“We’re Going On a Bear Hunt” (Or Why We Need a Better Theology of Suffering)

We're going on a bear hunt.We're going to catch a big one.What a beautiful day!We're not scared.Uh-oh!Mud! Thick oozy mud.We can't go over it.We can't go under it.Oh no! We've got to go through it! We probably read this book to our kids dozens if not hundreds of times. This family goes on a walk …

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Living Now with Eternity in Mind #14: Living the Christian Life is a Battle

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your cares on him, because he cares about you. Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him, firm in …

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Living Now with Eternity in Mind #7: Living Subversively

Household slaves, submit to your masters with all reverence not only to the good and gentle ones but also to the cruel. For it brings favor if, because of a consciousness of God, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if when you do wrong and are beaten, you endure it? …

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