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Death is inevitable, but damnation is not

June 20, 2020 Carl E. Olson 10

Readings: • Jer 20:10-13 • Psa 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 • Rom 5:12-15 • Matt 10:26-33 Recently, while watching a basketball game on television, I was horrified when a commercial came on that was completely inappropriate […]

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Truth, justice, and the mystery of evil

May 5, 2020 James Kalb 15

God’s unity and simplicity mean that for Him truth, justice, and power are all the same. He isn’t conflicted, doesn’t do half-measures, and never loses. The evident reality of falsehood and injustice makes that hard […]

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Advent and the Apocalypse

November 29, 2019 Carl E. Olson 3

Readings: • Is 2:1-5 • Ps 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 • Rom 13:11-14 • Mt 24:37-44 Advent is apocalyptic. Perhaps you’ve never thought of it in that way. But today’s readings are revealing. […]

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The prayer that we breathe

October 19, 2019 Carl E. Olson 3

Readings: • Ex 17:8-13 • Ps 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 • 2 Tm 3:14-4:2 • Lk 18:1-8 How long can any of us live without air? A few minutes at best? How long can we […]