What to do with the time given us?

By | Announcements, From the Board, Shalom

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide….

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apologetics and bad story telling

Non-Historical Salvation, Apologetics, and Story-Telling

By | apologetics, art, From the Board

Non-historical views of salvation encourage us to ignore what is happening in the world and the Church’s role in it. Our average Christian’s non-story is an artless mix of Disney-ification (we cannot look too deeply into the troubling parts of life for fear it may mar our happy ending) and the deus ex machina (whatever story is taking place now is miraculously fixed by an intrusion unrelated to the story itself).

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