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The Brutality of the Bench

I hungrily took my plate of posho, rice, and ground nut sauce and found a place on the only remaining bench in the mess hall. I was having a pleasant conversation with a man about his village and the intrigues and … Continue reading

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consIDered: How far can we go in defending ourselves?

These consIDered questions come from an open forum conducted at Main Street. These questions were not addressed at that forum due to the constraints of time. I pray that these answers are helpful as we seek to walk rightly in … Continue reading

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Day 21 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it…http://goo.gl/hp30ty  #WalterScott I watched a man die this week. I have seen men and women die before in my presence. This … Continue reading

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Day 20 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, 4 he will speak peace to his people, to his saints http://goo.gl/vC6GOA  Noisy lives need #peace The magnificence of the God of justice is that he deliberately intermingles that which we would naturally … Continue reading

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Day 15 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. http://goo.gl/OQ541L  Power I need everyday. This simple phrase speaks perhaps the most overlooked truth of the Christian life. Modern Western Christianity … Continue reading

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Day 14 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

I want neither a blood’n’guts religion that would make Clint Eastwood, not Jesus, our hero, nor a speculative religion that would imprison the Gospel in the halls of academia, nor a noisy, feel-good religion that is a naked appeal to emotion. I long for passion, intelligence, and compassion in a Church without ostentation, gently beckoning to the world to come and enjoy the peace and unity we possess because of the Spirit in our midst.–Brennan Manning Continue reading

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