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Archive for October 2019

What then must we do? Panhandlers and Respect

She is skeleton-skinny, and her face has the acne marks of the heroin user. She’s clever, but she talks too fast and her eyes bore in. I ask around at church and find that she has a different story for everyone: needs cash for a bus to pick up her car, needs cash for the…

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Who are the Oppressors?

Exodus 1: 8-14, where the Egyptians oppress their Jewish slaves, and Ex. 3: 1-15, where God calls Moses at the burning bush. (Links are provided to the highly recommended books/sermon below. The bold print is mine.) As I thought about these passages, I wanted to examine three things: systems that oppress, people who oppress, and…

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