“He is coming soon” – Thoughts on sin, the world, and Jesus

By Elizabeth Prata Word of the week: Sin. Societal, cultural, financial, economic, political. The world as we know it is winding down. (It has been this way since the Garden). Each week we see a precipitous decline, lurching forward in slow to great bursts, bringing the world ever closer to the consciousness that things will …

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What does a seared conscience look like? America

By Elizabeth Prata Eight years ago, Naomi Wolf wrote an article for CNN asking the question, CNN-is porn driving men crazy? It is hard to ignore how many highly visible men in recent years (indeed, months) have behaved in sexually self-destructive ways. Some powerful men have long been sexually voracious; unlike today, though, they were far …

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About “Aunt Becky”: The fragility of reputation and the devastating consequences of sin

By Elizabeth Prata   The iniquities of a wicked man entrap him; the cords of his own sin entangle him. (Proverbs 5:22) Yesterday I'd written a few thoughts on the massive college admission cheating scandal uncovered in in the US. You can read that essay here. One of the people indicted in the scandal is actress …

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Habakkuk’s pain is our pain

By Elizabeth Prata But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of …

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Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 26, Jesus’ sinlessness

By Elizabeth Prata This section of verses that show Jesus' life are focused on His attributes & earthly ministry. We've seen Him as servant, teacher, shepherd, intercessor, and healer. We looked at His attributes of omniscience, His authority, and now His sinlessness. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Further Reading: The Cripplegate/Nate Busenitz: In what way was Jesus ‘made sin’ on …

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