The Flip Side of Judgment (2/2)

The flip side of judgement is that we judge in order to find the good, the beautiful, and the true. That’s what I wrote about here. But this flip side of judgement is precisely why we fear judgment. What if I can’t find the good, the beautiful, or the true? Worse yet, what if someone …

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Kindness, Compassion, Forgiveness

Often my heart is like cold metal. It can't be bent or shaped before it is warmed, heated to a red glow. What can bring the heat that will make my heart so that it can be shaped?

Taking a list like this and beginning with the mental exercise of comparing and contrasting the words brings warmth, then heat, then a red hot glow - not merely to my head, but to my heart.

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The Flip Side of Judgment

Why are you so judgmental? Who are you to judge me? As often as we hear these phrases or similar ones, we might think that judgment is out of style. No one wants to be judged, right? Wrong. Everyone wants judgment. Before you tell me I'm crazy, think with me about a few examples...

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Qualifying Belief

I’ll believe it when I see it. What does that mean, exactly? It means I’m qualifying my belief. It’s a statement of unbelief. If you said, “I’ll believe you can write 365 blog posts when I see it,” then essentially you are saying, “I don’t believe you can write 365 blog posts.” We qualify our …

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A Case for Reading Hebrews

Hebrews lays out the case for faith in Christ for the interested and for the disillusioned. The last quarter of the Bible (the New Testament) is the most read by Christians, but it is the most misunderstood if they ignore the first three quarters (the Old Testament). Hebrews ties the two together. You should read it because...

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