Category Archives: Love

Love in Deed

To be honest, I’m usually turned off when Christians talk about love.  Why?  There are a variety of reasons.  First, my religious background, Armstrongism, tended to mock sentimental Protestants who went on about “love”.  Second, I do not consider many … Continue reading

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4/24/2012 Links

I’ve been reading a lot of excellent posts these last few weeks.  Here, I want to share some of them with you (if you haven’t read them already). 1.  Messianic Jew Derek Leman talks about Rachel Held Evans’ controversial post, … Continue reading

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I finished Hans Dieter Betz’s commentary on The Sermon on the Mount.  In this post, I’ll quote some statements that Betz makes about friendship. On page 600, Betz states: “Greek ethics did understand love and friendship in terms of an … Continue reading

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The Middle on Trying to Be Profound and Thoughtfulness

The Middle had a good episode last night (see here).  Axl was trying to write a paper about something he learned in his life, but he was having a hard time because he did not have too many profound experiences … Continue reading

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At church last Sunday, the priest was talking about gratitude. This isn’t the priest who normally speaks at my Latin mass, the one who talks about philosophy and Latin and Aquinas and the church fathers. This one likes to talk … Continue reading

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A Wind in the Door

Last night, I finished Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wind in the Door. I was reading some wikipedia articles about Madeleine L’Engle, and wikipedia’s summary of A Wind in the Door was actually pretty good. Unlike the article on A Wrinkle in … Continue reading

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The Two Greatest Commandments

In Mark 12:28, a scribe asks Jesus what the greatest commandment is. Jesus responds that the first and greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. He then says that the second is like … Continue reading

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