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325 Days of Lent: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

In this cry of Jesus from the cross, his fourth of the final seven, we come to these despairing words that, paradoxically, have given people such comfort. In Cross Shattered Christ, his meditations on these last seven words, Stanley Hauerwas explains that we, the people who live in the aftermath of Auschwitz and the shadows […]

Selena Gomez on Spirit-Inspired Sanctification

Selena Gomez, Disney channel star of Wizards of Waverly Place, has come out of nowhere with a song that addresses some of the key issues in what true Spirit-inspired sanctification looks and feels like. The song is called “Naturally”. “It’s intuitive”, she sings, “you don’t have to try”. Note especially the pregnant use of the […]