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How the Gossip Machine Turns Desire Into Sin

What is the most frightening verse in the Bible? For some Christians it may be the command of the complete destruction of Canaanites in Deuteronomy 7:2 or the appearance of the beast in Revelation 13:1. But for me, the scariest part of Scripture is Jesuss words in Matthew 12:36: I tell you, on the day... Read more

‘Lack of desire’ among black people to join the CofE

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades)Black people are reluctant to join the Church of England because of concerns around racial injustice, an Archdeacon has said.  The Ven Elizabeth Adekunle told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme that there was frustration over "injustices" experienced by black clergy and a "lack of understanding" about racial issues.  She said this lack of... Read more

How a Global Pandemic Exposes Our Desire for Authority – Christ and Pop Culture

In a recent episode of the podcast Hidden Brain, University of Maryland psychologist Michele Gelfand considers the coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of culture. She explains that what we are seeing in the various national responses to COVID-19 aligns with her research of relative tightness or looseness in cultural norms. Countries known to have tight... Read more

When God Says “I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice”

I cant even imagine the uproar this would have caused among the people! They would have been floored by such a proclamation. The religious elite would have been outraged. This statement went against so much of what their culture deemed acceptable.But why was this so revolutionary? What did Jesus even mean when he said, I... Read more

A Prayer for Battling a Harmful Want – Tim Challies

[ad_1] At instances every of us is confronted with damaging desiresthe form of wishes that, have been we to behave on them, would essentially hurt ourselves or others, and essentially distance ourselves from the God we love. In Douglas Kaine McKelvey’s quirky guide Each Second Holy, I discovered a prayer that expresses the sorrow of... Read more

When You Dont Need Gods Phrase

[ad_1] After I was younger, my mom made my brother and me drink prune juice (for apparent causes). I dreaded strolling into the kitchen and seeing that cup filled with thick, purple poison awaiting me. I held my nostril and reluctantly drank, since I knew it was good for me. But it surely didn't style... Read more