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Blog Archives: December 2010

09
December
2010

Advent? I Doubt It

Fred Harrell
I don't perfectly believe everything I preach.  Neither does any preacher I know. Nor does any Christian I know.  Perfect faith (actually perfect "anything") is impossible if we believe with any fidelity a biblical theology of sin, fallenness, and human frailty.  It's also honest just to put it out there... all of us doubt whether any or all of this stuff is true.  It's best to admit it, and it's best to develop what we might call a robust theology of doubt.   As we continue our waiting in Advent, surely this must come up for you.  Did ...
02
December
2010

How Long O Lord?

Fred Harrell
The light turns green, you hesitate for only a second, and the person behind you honks. You are infuriated, and flip them off. Not that you have ever done that, but it is pretty irritating! The impatience of others drives you nuts. Then again, when the food is late at the restaurant, when somebody is taking for-ev-er to make a turn, your impatience gets to irritate them. We all stink at waiting.   Because of this, and because our default drive is to want everything yesterday, we stink at Advent too. What do I mean? We want to sing ...