Love your enemies?

How can we love our enemies without becoming enemies ourselves? How so we stand up to hate without becoming haters ourselves? In Luke 6:27-28, Jesus says: “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”   […]

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Hating the haters?

It is sad to hear news reports of protesters and Trump supporters clashing in Chicago. News for everyone, “great” people do not participate in fist fights.   “Professional” people do not start attacks. “These people” are not destroying the country, and “those people” are not making the country great. We are arbitrarily diving people into […]

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Jesus on Love

We do not know the true appearance of Jesus, and his exact words are subject to the ravages of time and translation, but we do know that Jesus was a firebrand rabbi who preached a message of radical love. What we know of Jesus is that he quoted parts of the Old Testament1  that were […]

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“Hate the sin” is just hate!!

Sometimes a seemingly good idea doesn’t stand up well under greater scrutiny. Sometimes people are not quite as admirable as they seem. This quote originates from Gandhi, who himself had some serious flaws*, so we are only dealing with this idea from him, which is often misconstrued. “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner” This is […]

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