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Christianity and Capitalism

  There’s a wonderful graphical essay on Christianity and capitalism posted to The Nib, which you can read HERE.

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yet not, but not

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;”  ~2 Corinthians 4:8-9 I don’t know man.  I’m feeling sort of distressed, despairing, forsaken, and destroyed. But I guess that’s something to aspire to.

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Indifference

 Adapted from Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer, ©2002: Hate is an extremely strong and harsh word. Any discussion among believers about hating other Christians would lead most of them to say, “I don’t believe I have ever hated anyone.” If we think about these words of John, however, perhaps he didn’t mean hate as …

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Stumbles

From Galatians 6:1-2: Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: …

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Love

Language has changed a lot since 1611. The King James version of the bible is my favorite because of its poetry and grandeur, but it’s important to know that what was translated as “charity” 410 years ago would be translated as “love” today.  1 Corinthians 13: Though I speak with the tongues of men and …

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Old/New

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” ~Ephesians 4: 22-24 Which is a fancy of way …

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Neither Nor

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” ~Galatians 3:28

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That Ye Love

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”  ~John 13:34

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Whatever

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things.”  ~Philippians 4:8

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I was a stranger, and

Matthew 25: 34-46: Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and …

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Rejoiceth

“Someone who has acted carelessly, but later becomes careful and attentive, is as beautiful as the bright moon emerging from the clouds.” ~Nāgārjuna • “How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and …

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Little or a Lot

Excerpted from What Makes You Not a Buddhist, ©2008, by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: One day a monk noticed a tear in Gautama Buddha’s robe and offered to stitch it, but Buddha refused his offer. He kept walking and begging alms in his torn robe. When he headed toward the hideout of a destitute woman, the …

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