Tag Archives: sin

The Wishing Map 99

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Zack’s encounter with the mysterious Rhema had dramatically changed him. But now she was…

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Impatience

“Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.”  ~W. H. Auden  

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Is Halloween Evil?

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Video posted below Is Halloween evil? No. We are. Evil lives in people, not in things (Romans 3:23). People are, to use the classical term, sinful. But it’s easier (and less convicting) to focus on things. Many point to the pagan…

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Are All Sins the Same?

Are all sins the same? God seems to thinks so. (Romans 3:10, 23) But how can this be? Say two men are given responsibility for the oversized buckets designed to carry water to their village. One fills his bucket with straw … Continue reading

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Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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Lose the Luggage!

Baggage “Knowing that you’re the one who’s been rejected, God it makes you feel isolated. I felt as though I’d walked into the house trailing all this baggage.” ~Anthea Turner “We all have baggage. The question is: What baggage can … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

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“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he continues, “God sadistically tortured his own Son…

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