The blog of Ed Gungor.

May 24, 2014 0

How Bad is My Sin?

Here’s an observation: It seems that everyone has an area of sin that tends to stump them (in 12:1 the Hebrew writer calls it “the sin that so easily entangles”). The seven classic deadly sins are: Gluttony Sloth/discouragement Greed Wrath Lust Envy Pride What I find interesting is that, though most of us stumble into a […]

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April 26, 2014 0

It Is Good

When God was working out creation (however he did it seems moot to me), each step was followed by a reflection where the text says, “And God saw that it was good.” I’ve noticed something about me. I seldom stop after completing a task and simply enjoy the good of its completion. I shoot off […]

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April 15, 2014 1

The Land of the Suck

This is not a place filled with constant happiness and joy. There is some of that here—“in the presence of the Lord,” sacred text claims (Psa. 16:11) and in the sheer sweet spots of life, like good eats, friends and family (Acts 14:17). But there are lots of places—dark nights of the soul (using St. […]

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March 5, 2014 2

Lent is Unnecessary—but It’s Good Religion

Today is the kick-off day for the 40-day journey to Resurrection traditionally called Lent. Christian communities all over the world use this time to intentionally make room for God in their lives through fasting, praying and special gatherings. It constitutes what I think can be good religion. I get that there is a bad kind […]

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January 16, 2014 5

Wrestling Faith

I think it is healthy to wonder about the claims of faith—to consider the “What if it’s true?” juxtaposed up against the “What if it’s not?” Thinking people should not be ashamed of the fact they are drawn like magnets to the uncertainties and questions inherent in faith. Faith, after all, is not supposed to […]

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January 9, 2014 0

Thoughts for a New Year

We all have some things in our lives that we would like to see changed—maybe it’s taking off a few pounds, or breaking up some old habit. That’s why New Year’s resolutions are so popular. They hold the promise of change, but it turns out that New Year’s resolutions are pretty short lived. They start […]

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