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Fight or Flight? A Psalmic Response to Retreat

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Psalm 13 In the Lord I take refuge;how can you say to my soul,"Flee like a bird to your mountain,for behold, the wicked bend the bow;they have fitted their arrow to the stringto shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;if the foundations are destroyed,what can the righteous do?" The Lord is in his holy templethe Lord's throne is in heaven;his eyes see, his eyelids tes...

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From Depths to Heights: Learning the Language of Repentance in Psalm 130

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In the first of his 95 theses, Martin Luther famously wrote that when Christ said "Repent" (Matt. 4:17), He was indicating that the entire Christian life must be one of repentancea daily turning away from sin and unbelief, towards trust, obedience, and joy in God. In my own experience, developing this posture of repentance doesn't come naturally; in fact, it's a bit like ...

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Mercy on Doubters

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We all have doubts from time to time. Doubts about the past can lead to regret, doubts about the future can lead to worry, and doubts about the present can lead to despair. We are not alone. The Bible is populated with people like Abraham and Sarah, who doubted whether they could have a child in their nineties (Genesis 17:17; Genesis 18:12) and Moses, who doubted whether h...

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The Hidden Blessing in Broken Bones

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It is strange to me that even though we live in a culture defined by its love of "life hacks," nature itself teaches that in most cases, the severity of a process determines the quality of the product. Rocks, for example, must be subjected to extreme pressure and high temperatures before they become diamonds. Craftsmen must endure the humiliations of apprenticeship if the...

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5 Reasons to Prioritize Church This Summer

Against all odds, summer is nearly upon us. While the prospect of nearly three months free of infringing exams is almost too good to be true for students, for the - well let's say, more advanced among us - the yearly prospect of trying to cobble together a bathing suit fit for public consumption is enough to drive the most stalwart soul to sheer panic. The summer season ...

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