forgiveness

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself… But What if You Don’t Love Yourself?

I read a book once in which the author said we should interpret the Bible through the lens of the Greatest Commandment. The Greatest Commandment If you aren’t familiar with the greatest commandment, there is a passage in the Bible where a religious teacher asked Jesus which of the commandments …

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Did God Send Hurricane Harvey to Punish Sinners?

Like many people, I spent quite a bit of time over the past couple weeks watching the weather and tracking Hurricane Harvey and Irma. It was humbling and scary to watch the destruction caused by the two natural disasters. I also had several friends who were in the Houston and …

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Sex, Maddi Runkles, and Throwing the First Stone

Maddi Runkles is an 18-year-old senior at Heritage Academy, which is a private Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland. In January, she found out she was pregnant. The school requires all students to sign a pledge saying that they will adhere to a religious code of conduct, which includes “abstaining from sexual …

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