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Christianity Nifty

Who Really Goes to Hell?

You should read this book: Who Real­ly Goes to Hell? The Gospel You’ve Nev­er Heard After liv­ing alongside–and being friends with–Shammah for about fif­teen years now, David Rudel’s book feel very famil­iar. Not that I’ve heard it all before, but just in the way that he writes, and how he’s so good at bring­ing sim­ple […]

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Christianity Village Life

Only skin deep

Any belief in Jesus Christ—however small—is far bet­ter than any amount of belief about him. George Mac­Don­ald I had a con­ver­sa­tion with a broth­er the oth­er night, in which he told me he was hav­ing a hard time with some things he was see­ing about anoth­er broth­er. The issues were about things such as how […]

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Christianity Thoughts

Tearing apart the roof

Pho­to by Sean Venn I’ve been think­ing some late­ly about the sto­ry of the mir­a­cle Jesus per­formed in Luke 5:17–26: One day He was teach­ing; and there were some Phar­isees and teach­ers of the law sit­ting there, who had come from every vil­lage of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the pow­er of the […]

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Christianity

The pearl

Here in the Vil­lage we have mens’ and ladies’ meet­ings on most Sat­ur­day morn­ings. Some­times they’ll be cor­po­rate meet­ings where all the men of the Vil­lage come togeth­er, but most of the time they’re “clan” meet­ings (we’ve divid­ed the Vil­lage up into sev­er­al small groups con­sist­ing of 4–5 house­holds, which we affec­tion­ate­ly call “clans”, so […]