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Lighten Up: The Whole Point

A little inspiration for your Friday…

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A Non-Violent Creation

A biblical teaching that we often overlook regarding the centrality of non-violence concerns God’s original vision of creation. We have grown so accustomed to the violence we experience as a part of nature that we don’t even question whether it is supposed to be the way it is. However when we see God’s vision for…

Lighten Up: Um…

Don’t hurt the people.

Lighten Up: Use Your Freedom For Good

Source: xkcd

Lighten Up: Shellfish

We’ve always secretly suspected that God just wanted to save the lobsters. Big old softie.  

Revolting Against the Cosmic Hitler

  Greg returned last week from Europe where he was able to visit some Nazi death camps. In the following, he reflects on a story of a German teenager who actively resisted the Nazi agenda and what that might mean for us as Christians as we revolt against evil: Sophie Scholl was born in 1920…

Why Did Jesus Curse a Barren Fig Tree?

While no one argues that the NT advocates violence explicitly, many allege that some passages reflect violent attitudes toward outsiders, and especially toward non-believing Jews, while others detect an element of violence in some of Jesus’ teachings and behavior. Some scholars argue that this violent aspect of the NT laid the groundwork for later Christian…