Tag Archives: Sin

Take Up and Read

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. It’s rare for people to admit they’ve made big mistakes in the past. A pair of church historians, William Cook and Ronald Herzman, recall the time the moderator of a political forum asked the candidates vying in a local election to acknowledge a single personal misstep – anything at all – and what… Read more »

The Cost of Forgiveness

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. It’s no surprise that author and pastor Tim Keller, who spent decades leading a congregation in Manhattan, often heard the question, “Does God really exist?” But in his conversations with New Yorkers he heard another question even more frequently: “If God is a God of love, why can’t he just forgive everybody?”  The Christian… Read more »

Cracking the Code

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During World War II, America’s Office of Strategic Services – the precursor to the CIA – was assigned the task of devising subversive ways to help defeat Japan.  Some of the OSS’s initiatives could best be described as non-traditional.  More than two million dollars were invested in the development of the “bat bomb.”  Project managers hoped to drop thousands of Mexican… Read more »