Devotional

Evidence

Theology | Evaluating a body of facts isn’t as easy as it seems
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/25/21, 08:39 am

I’ve been thinking about evidence. We used to know what evidence was. Our only question was whether the man bringing his case possessed sufficient amounts of it. We would know it if we saw it. We would be able to say “guilty” or “not guilty.”

I looked up a definition: “the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.”

To read that, you would think everybody sees that “body of facts or information” the same way. Not so. What one person calls evidence another calls malarkey. 

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Be humble

Theology | The advice sounds cliché, but there’s Biblical wisdom in it
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/11/21, 03:54 pm

A while ago, a young Korean American college senior called me asking for career advice. She reminded me a lot of myself when I was her age—ambitious, passionate, confident, yet insecure. She was considering journalism but wasn’t sure if writing for a Christian publication might limit her future career path, or if there would be struggles along the way as a minority woman who cares deeply about racial justice. Toward the end of the call, she asked me, “If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself when you were a graduating college student like me?” 

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The red coat

Grief & Suffering | Take perfection when you can get it
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/11/21, 02:08 pm

Does anyone know what perfection looks like—until they see it? We know imperfection well enough: “I expected better.” “It’s not supposed to be this way.” “What am I missing?”

I was missing family, community, even purpose. I knew enough to doubt myself and be wary of expectations. I knew that nothing on this earth lasts forever, good or bad, and that my hope is in heaven (nearer now than ever before). But I was missing gut-level assurance in the pall of winter. I wasn’t getting it, and couldn’t ask for it, because wasn’t simple faith enough? 

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