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Why rest?

We’re coming up on Labor Day next Monday. The 19th-century labor movement came up with the concept, and it became a U.S. federal holiday in 1894. Most workers have the day off. There’s a similar concept in the Bible: the Sabbath. In fact, it’s one of the “Big 10″—commandments given to the Israelites by God …

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Upside down and backwards

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.89″ background_layout=”light”] As we were preparing for Communion last Sunday at church, I was overcome with a strong sense of both sorrow and joy reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of Christ—in particular, the upside down, backwards way that Christ “wins” through losing. He exerts his power by relinquishing it, …

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