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The Challenge of Serving Others

By Peter Law The Challenge of Serving Others Serving others who are different than you can be a challenge. When serving people who are like us, our shared expectations usually make things friction free. When we set out to serve the "other" the one with whom we don't...

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Breaking Down My Walled Community

By Peter Law Sometimes I long for a life walled off from the troubles of others. I wish I wasn't daily confronted by the reality of other people's poverty, oppression, or loneliness. I wish I could close my eyes to the suffering of others and live a comfortable...

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Ignorance Is Bliss

–by Peter Law So I have a confession to make. I don't know everything. Shocking, I know, and very hard to admit. I'm simply unqualified to give answers to some of life's most vexing questions. But that has never stopped me from trying. I suspect in this regard that...

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Holiness versus Engagement

Holiness versus Engagement by Peter Law s God’s people, sent into the world, we’re commanded to strike an often difficult balance between holiness and engagement. God hates sin and commands us not to live in it, yet Jesus...

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God’s Inconvenient Values: People over Stuff

by Peter Law In Mark 5, we read the story of Jesus healing a man with many demons. In the introduction to the story, we’re informed that the man lives in the Garasenes, Gentile land that would be considered unclean, in the tombs (unclean) that he cut himself with...

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Why Jesus Inconveniences Us

Jesus Can Be So Inconvenient e may be too pious to say it, but Jesus’ demands on our lives can often seem very inconvenient. Jesus serves as the ultimate disruptor, challenging us to do things in ways that, at our core,...

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