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Compassion: Who Does Good and Why (Part 2: Thanksgiving Edition)

Compassion: Who Does Good and Why (Part 2: Thanksgiving Edition)

Who does good? God does good, because it is his nature and his way to do good. Today with appreciation to Timothy Keller from whose outstanding book Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just I compiled these references, I draw your attention to the heart of God for the poor, burdened, and vulnerable. I encourage you to reflect on these passages and give thanks to God with me for his heart of compassion. Psalm 146:7-9 Deuteronomy 10:17-18 Psalm 33:5…

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If Christianity Is Your Religion, Don’t Thank God for the Cross

If Christianity Is Your Religion, Don’t Thank God for the Cross

If Christianity were my religion, I wouldn’t thank God for the Cross. But it’s not my religion, and on Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. tomorrow, I will be giving God all the thanks I can give him for the Cross of Jesus Christ. I know I need to explain that, and I will. First I’ll need to clarify what I mean about “my religion.” Choosing Our ReligionsWe live in a world of religious pluralism. A recent Gallup poll says…

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“All Men Are Created Equal”

“All Men Are Created Equal”

I’m a week late for a certain anniversary date: it was 145 years, one week, and one day ago that Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. He thought his short speech rather a failure at the time, but upon its publication, the nation and later the world came to regard it as a master statement of democratic principles, as well as an eloquent word of honor for those who fought for democracy. I was required to memorize it in the…

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