FAITH IN CULTURE
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Blessed Are The lonely, For They Shall Know The Love Of God

Blessed Are The lonely, For They Shall Know The Love Of God

It’s proving a long struggle, but we are finding a new openness about our mental health. There is something generational about this, with younger people finding strength to be more confessional and expecting to be taken seriously – unlike older people, whose workplaces have been less forgiving and wrapped in ....

 

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The Public Demand Strength And The media Desire Perfection, But Proclaim Christ Crusified

The Public Demand Strength And The media Desire Perfection, But We Proclaim Christ Crucified
Every generation presents a challenge to the Gospel; a way of looking at the world which defies the wisdom of God. In St Paul’s time it was embodied in the idea that Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom. Signs from God were rooted in Jewish history: manna in the wilderness; Gideon’s fleece; Elijah’s fire from heaven. The contemporaries of Jesus and Paul, however, turned the grace of God into a consumer right. Do something special for us; then we’ll believe. The Greek philosophical tradition was entrenched. To gain respect and an audience, an orator had to beguile and entrance with clever arguments unfolded at length. Say something special for us; then we’ll believe. Both audiences seemed to be bored and jaded, unable to see beyond the l...
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