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Facing Temptation

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In April 2019, Ksenia Ovchinnikova bought a McDonald’s cheeseburger in her hometown of Omsk, Russia. It turned out not to be a happy meal.   Ovchinnikova, who is a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, was overwhelmed by guilt.  She had made a heartfelt spiritual resolution not to eat meat during Lent, the stretch of 40 days that precedes Easter…. Read more »

Lead Us Not into Temptation

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Wouldn’t it be great if there were a 67th book of the Bible, one reserved for all the verses that people think are verses but never have been verses? We could call it the book of Hesitations.  Hesitations 3:16: “God helps those who help themselves.”  Despite the fact it’s routinely quoted with biblical conviction, that’s actually the gospel according to… Read more »