Category Archives: Kindness

WTF Part 3: Is God Mean?

Sometimes, it seems like God has a sizeable mean streak. Not only when She won’t give us the snazzy stuff we feel like we need, or won’t instantly heal our infirmities, prevent our genocides or divert hurricanes away from our … Continue reading

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The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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Yo, Lazarus!

Last time, we explored the story of Lazarus in John 11, and speculated that while this revivification story is great for us to read about in hindsight, it might not have been all that hot to experience. Especially for Lazarus. … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 1: I Wonder If We Can

Some years back, a dreamer named John invited people to Imagine a world where there’s no country, nothing to kill or die for, no need for greed or hunger – and no religion too. Then, a couple thousand years later, one of … Continue reading

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The T-Word Part 4.5: Who’s Testing Whom?

Exodus 17:1-7 is a famous lowlight for the people of Israel, that ends with them being chastised for putting God to the test. But as I listened to that reading in church today, I wondered who was really testing whom. We touched … Continue reading

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The P-Word

My Grade 6 Language Arts teacher thought this doohickey – ! – was called an explanation mark, until a certain chubby know-it-all 11-year-old set him straight. Old habits start early, it seems. In the same classroom, I delighted in pointing … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 5: Where the Pencil Meets the Paper

Yesterday, we noted that Deuteronomy 6:16, Matthew 4:7 and Luke 4:12 instruct very clearly, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ And yet, it’s pretty easy to find passages where God not only chooses not to smite those who … Continue reading

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