Devotional

Living stones

Voices | World crisis may dog the future but day-to-day vigilance is for a present-tense church
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/15/17, 05:26 pm

When a world crisis erupts, when President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un trade verbal threats, we worry over a looming, future nuclear Armageddon, and we look to past behavior as a guide to confrontation.

The church, meanwhile, as pastor-theologian Tim Keller points out, carries on its work in the present progressive tense: “You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5).

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Andrée Seu Peterson

A better ending

Faith & Inspiration | We don’t have to allow a what-can-be to become a what-might-have-been
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/20/17, 12:52 pm

The photo that accompanies this story is of my father and aunt. I sent it with this story because it is the last picture in the album before you close it and put it away, and you can see that it is a happy one.

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Being in hate

Voices | A mind-altering condition with severe consequences
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/13/17, 11:54 pm

You have heard of being in love. Have you heard of being in hate? People who are in love generally know they are in love. People who are in hate, not so.

People in love are emotional and realize it. People in hate think they have never been so rational.

We speak of being in love as a state. One can often identify the onset of the condition (and sometimes the expiration of it). We say of a starry-eyed couple, “They are in love.” It is an acknowledgment that something real has overtaken their brains.

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