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Hopelessly Devoted: Ecclesiastes Chapter Two Verses One Through Three and Verse Eleven

Hopelessly Devoted: Ecclesiastes Chapter Two Verses One Through Three and Verse Eleven

This devotion is for anyone with a case of the Mondays… From The Mockingbird Devotional, today’s entry was written by Todd Brewer:

I thought in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless… when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 2:1-3, 11; NIV)

1965 brought “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” and it seems that the Stones were merely echoing the sentiments of the writer…

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God, Suffering, and Glee

God, Suffering, and Glee

I’m never quite sure when it’s OK for one to profess their love of Glee. But seeing as Mockingbird has a thing for being simultaneously uncool and popular at the same time, I figured this might be the place to discuss this past week’s religion themed episode of everybody’s favorite high school drama/musical/satire/dark comedy.

This week on the show, religion became the theme- all the music and story lines coalesce around questions of prayer, the problem of evil, the meaning of suffering, God’s existence, and the role God plays in all of these big questions.

-Kurt, already dealing with his mother’s death…

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