Monthly Archives: April 2012

Are faith and hope the same?

At a Bible study recently we got into a discussion about the difference between faith and hope when they are applied to a believer, and whether there is a difference.  Paul distinguishes them in 1 Corinthians 13:13 when he writes … Continue reading

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The West Wing and Sweden’s literacy rate: Or “and now for something completely different”

Episode 12 Season 2. President Josiah Bartlet:   Sweden has a 100% literacy rate, Leo. 100%! How do they do that? Leo McGarry:   Well, maybe they don’t and they also can’t count. If you have the wrong presuppositions, you’ll probably get … Continue reading

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Do Christians believe in coincidences?

Last night I was chatting with someone in my church (the my indicating the one I go to, rather than a possessive my, the church belongs to Christ!) who had been reading in their quiet time Deuteronomy 7.  It had … Continue reading

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Suffering and God’s love

We see God’s love most clearly at the cross: the Father giving his Son, the Son giving his life, for a rebellious and foolish world (you and me – let’s make this personal). When we are suffering and don’t feel that … Continue reading

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