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Month: January 2014

The worst sinners

When something bad happens to someone, is it a sign that they must have sinned in some way and are now being punished? Put that way, it seems like a pretty shallow belief to hold, doesn’t it? (Though I believe it’s pretty common for people to believe that the good that comes to them is…

Considering the birds

In this play examining Jesus’ teachings about money, we once again encounter the mystery of the “impossible” commandments: commands of Jesus that, if we took them literally and at face value, we’d never be able to live up to. We deal with them in various ways: By spiritualizing them: “He really only meant that we…