“Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.”
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Easter always stirs conversations about the credibility of the resurrection. Some believe the Bible’s version is trustworthy, while others give no credence to Scripture’s testimony whatsoever. In an attempt to bring balance to the discussion, one group offers a middle-ground theory they hope will work for everyone.
Here’s why it won’t.
Sin. Three letters. One syllable. Not a big word on paper. But if the Bible is to be believed, “sin” carries with it a rather significant meaning. But don’t bother looking up that meaning in the dictionary.
Some editions no longer include the word on their pages.
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Dachau Concentration Camp, 1945. A place of unrelenting suffering and death. More than 25,000 “enemies of the state” lost their lives in this hellish place during the Holocaust. Every prisoner trapped behind the wire jumped at the chance of escape.
Every prisoner except Viktor Frankl.
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On February 1, 2015, quarterback Tom Brady led his New England Patriots to victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49, making a strong case for him being named the greatest QB in the game.
But according to a decade-old interview, Brady wondered if that’s what life was all about.
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We’ve all come home from doctor visits only to be greeted by our family members wanting an answer to the same question: What did the doctor say?
But after years of experience, I’ve come to learn that what the doctor “says” and what the doctor “means” are completely different.
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It didn’t seem like an unreasonable request: I’ll follow you, Jesus, but first, let me go bury my father. Yet Jesus rejects the idea. Was He being rude? Mean? Unnecessarily harsh?
Quite the opposite. In fact, Jesus was trying to help the man understand a few important truths.