Our troubles make us saints

Posted by Jacob Dell on

Where does evil come from and, moreover, what purpose does it serve? If we say evil comes from God, that makes Him a monster, but if we say it comes from some other unstoppable source (like the Devil) that makes God a weakling. A monster or weakling is not a god worth believing in. God is...

Anger has limits

Posted by Jacob Dell on

Proper 20 Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 Salvation seems unfair. Jonah knew Nineveh was a wicked city that ought to be destroyed and he also knew that God wouldn't destroy it. The laborers who worked twelve hours complained they were paid the same as those who worked...

Forgiveness has no boundary

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Proper 19 Genesis 50:15-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35 Is it true we have to forgive people no matter what they do or how often they do it? That's what Peter wants to know in Sunday's gospel. The answer is only one God could give, and it's basically yes. "Not seven times, but, I tell...