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Tag Archives: sacrificial love
Shalom is best understood as peace with God. Once again, the only way to see this is in the context of covenants. Peace with God is not a reward; it is a context we are driven to build. It is … Continue reading
There is a sense in which this can’t be explained, but it surely needs to be declared: Every human desperately needs to sacrifice for others. I’m not talking about our need for others to love us; that’s real but it’s … Continue reading
Here’s something the mainstream church has gotten wrong over the centuries: We should never seek to cultivate the approval of outsiders. Granted, I can easily find a lot of church folks echoing that sentiment, but when pastors stop posting resumes, … Continue reading
What was the whole point of revelation? “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your … Continue reading
Do you suppose they would call it “qualified pacifism”? I’m not sure giving it a name would make any difference, but it does make it easier to pull out a large concept if it has a handle. The problem we … Continue reading