Impossibilities

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“It is always what I have already said: always the wish that you may find patience enough in yourself to endure, and simplicity enough to believe; that you may acquire more and more confidence in that which is difficult…” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Sometimes it seems that Christian faith is all about endurance. When I [Read More...]

We Are Saved by a Work

The Sacrifice of Isaac 1966 Marc Chagall

I’ve been pondering a troublesome passage—James’ harangue about works (James 2.18-26). It’s not a passage I particularly like. It’s prickly. You can tell he has someone in mind, some shocking example of an argument when someone shirked a work of kindness or generosity and begged off with, “Well, I have faith. And that’s all that [Read More...]


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