Christmas: A Defiant Hope

Maybe you are feeling joyful and festive today, or maybe you are contending with profound loneliness or sorrow. Maybe you are doing the merry thing but there is a current of despair running just below the surface. Maybe you mostly enjoy this season, but things do come up, family parties, work parties, messy people bumping […]

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The Ache of Eden in the Shadowlands of Sin

This week at Redeemer Church we began a study in the book of Joel. In the first chapter we find passages like this: Weep like a bride dressed in black, mourning the death of her husband. For there is no grain or wine to offer at the Temple of the Lord. So the priests are […]

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