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"Vengeance is Mine"

A Biblical Ethic on Responding to Evil

  • 1 August 2016
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by Beth Smith

  In today’s world we don’t have to look far to find someone who wants to exact revenge for a perceived wrong. The verse above is from Romans 12 in the New Testament as quoted from Deuteronomy 32 in the Old Testament. It's God’s response to those looking for revenge, but what does it mean? What God is saying to us is radically counter-cultural, especially in some places where revenge is the status quo: “Revenge belongs to me; not to you. It is not within the actions allotted to you to try to take revenge. That is my job; not yours.” 
   

The Throne Room

Turning Curses into Blessings - A Short Story

  • 17 September 2016
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by Sarah Stenger
 
The beautiful, vast throne room was flooded with light, white and warm. It was round. No corners, no shadows. No darkness. There were two people. One clothed in a fine crimson robe that fell on his features like silk, elegantly crafted and stunningly beautiful.  The other clothed entirely in white. White that was so pure it hurt to look after only a short while. Simple, and yet it had such inexplicably powerful appeal.



 

Ramadan, Day 21: A Muslim Transformed by the Bible

A former Muslim describes his encounter with the beauty and truth of the Holy Scriptures

  • 27 September 2016
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by Wissam—

Ramadan Mubarek.  This month of fasting is an especially good time to think about the reasons for true and genuine faith. True faith is not something you're just born into.  It's something you have to choose.  That’s my belief and my own story. 

                     

When I was in high school in Baghdad I yearned for beauty.  Back then I read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies, searching for anything that can have the genuine beauty that I craved but which my religious community has never known. Eventually I got a Bible and read it, and in its pages I found true beauty.  I also learned that much of the good literature I had been reading was influenced by the Bible. I realized that this book was the source of all the beauty I had been longing for. This was the beauty of goodness, a goodness that includes many virtues such as self-discipline, self-sacrifice, peace, integrity and kindness. The Bible is not only beautiful and good, it's actually true. 

Science in Scripture

Yes, the Bible does contain scientific information.

  • 22 February 2017
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by Bob Savery


It is often said that the Bible is not a book of science.  This statement is usually made to suggest that the Bible is not scientific or not concerned with scientific information. I wish to challenge that suggestion. While it true that it is not a textbook of the sort used in a science classes, the Bible does contain scientific information and make claims consistent with modern science if the reader will learn to recognize them. Here I wish to give some examples.

 

Psychology: Science or Religion?

How Psychology's Truth Claims Belie Its Religious Underpinnings

  • 11 May 2017
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by J.R. (Jen) Foster

We've all heard the expression, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." But what about when it does? 21st-century America is a psychology culture. We believe every action has an explanation and every person is conditioned by the environment they grew up in, the things which have affected them, the people they've known and their current situation.
  Through this framework all people are victims reacting to the unpredictability and confusion of life.
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