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Link: The Modern Monkhood of Thomas Merton

Every environment shaped him profoundly, but he always found the shaping painfu

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Link: Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

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Link: Opinion | How Ralph Northam and others can repent of America’s original sin

In our present moral crisis, we must remember that real repentance is possible — and it looks like working together to build the multiethnic democracy we’ve never yet been.

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Link: Can Abortion Be Morally Complex?

There’s a phrase Jesus says to the religious authorities criticizing him that has became a major cornerstone of my ethical understanding. He says, “The Sabbath was made for humanity, not humanity for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). I think the principle applies to every moral question. The point of moral laws and norms is to serve the best interests of people. Because the universe is complex, sometimes a moral law that is mostly universal needs to be tweaked in a unique circumstance in order to do what is most loving. Holding onto rigid absolutes does not represent a fidelity to divine truth so much as a fidelity to oversimplifying divine truth.

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Link: The Modern Monkhood of Thomas Merton

we must pray and be joyful and simple because we do not after all understand most of it. . . .But let us avoid false optimism, and approved gestures, and seek truth.

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Link: Human Beings Before the Kingdom

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Link: A Third Christian Assertion About Evil

A third assertion Christianity makes about evil is this: Humans are not the source of evil.

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Link: Should you design for addiction or for loyalty?

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Link: Does Your Faith “Cave In” to Culture? I Hope So. - Pete Enns

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Link: Houdini's Animation Worklet | Web | Google Developers

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