“The fundamental fact of Christian faith is this: Christ is alive!” Leonard Sweet writes in Nudge, his book about sharing one’s Christian faith.  In every other religion, I came to realize, prophets and scripture-worthy characters currently lie six feet below ground, never to be seen, heard, or touched again.  Their words and teachings resound only […]

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Putting the ‘Hope’ in ‘Hopelessness’

In the aftermath of tragedy such as that at Sandy Hook Elementary, we as a people often find ourselves burning bitterly over one three-letter word.  “Why?” we plead in desperation, unable to make sense of evil.  And yet, in the silence of tears, no answers emerge.  The next quandary, then, becomes a question of God’s […]

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