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This week Amazon released the latest editions of the Kindle Fire which start at $49.99 for the 7″ Fire (with ads). You can also get The Immigration Crisis by James K. Hoffmeier for $4.73, The End of Christianity by William Dembski for 99¢, and The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel for $1.99
The purpose of this article is not to offer a simplistic formulation such as “The USSR was evil and since no-fault divorce started there, it must be evil too.” No-fault divorce did lead to grave evils in Soviet countries but that is not why we are looking at its history. We are merely looking at marriage and divorce in Soviet Russia to uncover. Our own time and context certainly differ, but looking at the past can illuminate the present and show us what we can expect. As Mark Twain is reputed to have said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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We cannot allow our lives to be overrun by an adolescent super power fantasy. While Superman is a character of fiction, the battle between selflessness, self-interest, and self-limitations is very real. And on this point, the worlds of pastoral theology and superheroes share enough common ground to provoke a needed realization. We cannot be the superhero of every situation. Moreover, we are not called to be the superhero of every situation. Remember Ephesians 4:11-16? God has called the church as a body to ministry. No one man has all the gifts or energy (or power) necessary to meet the needs of a church.
With each visit to the United States, we can never quite predict what will stand out to us. It’s been different things over the last seven years. I remember one time when I was intrigued by the mysterious new section in all of the grocery stores: Organic. On other trips, my children have had their curiosity piqued by women bus drivers, by vending machines, by the presence of church buildings, by people walking dogs in their neighborhoods, and by the dizzying varieties of Oreos. If a camel saunters along the dune-lined highways at home, they hardly look twice. But if we drive past cows in a field, the little ones ask if we can roll down the windows.
Mundane is relative.
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