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The sunny side

Faith & Inspiration | Cultivate thanksgiving, and your outlook on the world will brighten
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 11/09/17, 01:17 pm

I’ve always wanted to be an optimist because they are fun to be around. Instead I became a Christian. Which is an optimist but with good reasons. If I were not a Christian, I would be utterly unbearable.

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Damaged goods

Religion | Even the most grievously harmed people are not irreparable
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/21/17, 10:16 pm

A woman my age whom I have known for years doesn’t drive a car and relies on rides from people everywhere she goes. I learned only recently that her brother died at age 19 in an automobile accident.

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Director’s cut

Voices | God is fitting his people for new heavens and new earth
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/11/17, 07:15 pm

Jean-Paul Sartre’s view of hell is not instruments of torture but other people: “L’enfers, c’est les autres.” He wrote a play to that effect in 1944 called No Exit. Three not-so-dearly departed souls find themselves locked in a nondescript waiting room together for all eternity: Joseph Garcin, callous and cowardly former adulterer; Estelle Rigault, shallow high-society gold digger; Inès Serrano, cruel and self-aware manipulative lesbian.

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