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Loving Others with Empathy, Compassion, and Care this Year

A prominent part of Jesus’ message is that we should love others as we love ourselves. Sometimes, though, it is unclear how this plays out in practical terms. What does it even mean to love others as we love ourselves? … Continue reading

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Original Sin or Original Self-Centeredness?

Many Christians believe humanity is so broken, and nature so violent, because of Adam’s disobedience in the garden. They say the world was originally perfect but Adam ruined everything. Furthermore, all Adam’s descendants are born with ‘original sin’ and alienated … Continue reading

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How Terrible for the Rich!

Jesus spoke to a group of his followers, along with a crowd of others who came to hear him. Luke chapter 6 records that Jesus told them strange things about the poor, the hungry, and the mournful. This was appropriate … Continue reading

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