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I don’t believe in a government system based on selfishness, nor a system based on controlling authority. I don’t believe in the will of the people nor in social contracts.
I believe in a system of government that is founded on self sacrifice.
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Jesus suffered for us, and calls us to suffer. That is how
suffering ends. Suffering without a purpose is pointless. Suffering to give
Jesus sometimes sought to rest (and failed), and Jesus walked through the crowds untouched. Jesus said "It is not my time.". There is a time to turn away from suffering.
Jesus also said, "My time has come," and handed himself to God’s will to suffer. Jesus handed himself over to abuse and torture, when the right word could free him.
When and how we suffer is a personal decision, between us
Yesterday I met a very friendly brother from England, Mike O’Leary, who is in Sweden for two weeks on a short missions trip. We’ve been in contact for at least a year on social media, and it’s evident that he’s on fire for Jesus. Yesterday when we went back to my place for some tea … Continue reading →
In a society which claims something is wrong with me if I’m not in a relationship, my natural defense mechanism is to overemphasize the benefits of singleness to the exclusion of marriage. Yet, even as a single, it is vital for me to recognize the importance and beauty of marriage
We have this wonderful little missions organization in Sweden called Go Out Mission, which regularly organizes evangelistic campaigns in Africa and Asia. The following report is from one of their local leaders, Oury Sow, who shares about a campaign they recently had in Guinea-Bissau, where the lame walked, the blind saw and Muslim leaders gave their … Continue reading →
I stared at the headline for a while in mute silence: “Austrian police say up to 50 migrants’ bodies found in truck.” It’s the kind of headline that you read and think, “Whatever awful realities will unfold underneath those words, they surely shouldn’t be nicely filed there on the side bar of a website, right […]
I grew up being warned about the “homosexual agenda”, and for many years I believed the hype. It was almost as if LGBTQ individuals were part of the illuminati and secretly controlling world leaders with the goal of establishing a one-world government— one that would force every person on earth to daily pledge allegiance to the rainbow [Read More…]
What does it take to “always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else” (1 Thessalonians 5:15)?That could get exhausting…Are we really supposed to”Do all the good you can,By all the means you can,In all the ways you can,In all th…
As believers, should our response to tragedy be distinctive from the world’s responses? Does our faith compel us to be more committed to restoring decimated regions and their beleaguered populations? When today’s headline becomes last week’s afterthought, is it still our priority as the Church to be present, intentionally ministering amongst the suffering and brokenness? […]
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They’re banned from use under international law, but not banned in the United States– unless you happen to live in Maryland. With just 10 pounds of combustion, this new consumer grade weapon spews out fire that’s hot enough to completely melt a human being. Ah, the beauty and destructive power of a flamethrower. What used to [Read More…]