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The Simplicity of God May 27, 2016

It is pretty standard for what Christians think of when they think of “divine attributes”—that is, those descriptions that fill in the blank when we compose sentences of the form “God is ____.”

Spotlights

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Why I Want to Work in the Church

When I tell people that I want to work in the church, what I mean is I want to work in a community of love. I still love all the liturgy, the details, and the formalities that go into the church, but more importantly, I want to be a part of the living, breathing, and fully alive body of Christ.

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Slow Down

I like the problem-solving logistics of cramming as much as I possibly can into a full day, whether it be work or play. That approach can really pay off in a work environment where juggling multiple projects and deadlines is key to conquering a to-do list. But it’s not great way to live all of life, in general.

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Intentional Living

A “God in tears” compels me to cultivate deep relationships and put into practice the way of Jesus. It is his expression of perfect love choosing to enter into our suffering that compels my heart to sing!

Reflections

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Easter Morning and New Realities: To Be Made Alive Together With

You and I were made alive together with Christ. So when he was raised from the dead, so were we. When he conquered sin and death, and hell, and all its final implications, in a very real way, so did we.

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I am the Way, the Truth, the Life

Did these words, which Jesus had spoken just a day earlier, ring in the ears of the disciples? In their confusion and grief, did they remember with a sense of bitter irony the moment when Jesus had said them so reassuringly to Thomas?

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The Homer Hanky

In Jesus’ time, the palm branch held a similar role to the homer hanky. Palm branches were a symbol of victory and triumph.