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What Makes Christian Hope Powerful

Consider the indelible impact on the world made by Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. Both men led a strong attack on the Christian faith, with Marx calling religion the “opiate of the people” and Freud defining God as the projection … Continue reading

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Why Hope Brings Life

Cicero gave us the well-known proverb, “While there’s life, there’s hope.” Was he right? A few years ago, the psychology department of Duke University conducted an interesting experiment. They wanted to see how long rats could swim. In one container … Continue reading

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2018: Hope and Future

It’s interesting when one reads the book of Joshua, chapter two reads like a sidebar. As a chapter, it is unnecessary in telling the story. If you read chapter one then skipped chapter two and picked up with chapter three you … Continue reading

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Hope for the future

We speak of hope now and in the future, but never hope for yesterday. Hope always has a future focus. Saint Augustine said, “Hope deals with good things, and only those which lie in the future, and which pertain to … Continue reading

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Hope Works Best in Community

Ever watched a campfire? The logs and timbers in the fire dance with magic as they burn together. But when an ember rolls away from the fire, it quickly burns out. It can’t sustain its warmth or its fire. People … Continue reading

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Hope is a good thing.

Hope and life are linked together. Theologian Emil Brunner wrote, “What oxygen is for the lungs, such is hope for the meaning of human life. Take oxygen away and death occurs through suffocation; take hope away and humanity is constricted … Continue reading

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Hope for the Hopeless

Have you ever noticed that God seems most interested in people who are unpretentious—those who are hopeless, those who have their share of desperation and defeat, those who are flawed and wounded, those in whom most of the world has … Continue reading

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