February, 2013

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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pastor in Iranian Jail

Saeed Abedini was born in Iran but moved to the United States and eventually became a U. S. citizen in 2010 when he married his wife Nagemheh. They have two young children. Saeed is a pastor and makes frequent trips to Iran including a recent one in which he was helping to start an orphanage.

The Rules to Relationships

A husband cheats on his wife. A friend gossips about a friend. A parent abuses a child. Trust is betrayed and families crumble; communities dissolve. When we hear (or are involved) in stories like these they sadden us, because we intuitively know that every relationship requires certain moral commitment, and violating these commitment destroys lives.

New POF: Seeing Your Trials in a Different Light

Undeniably Invested: A Few Lessons from ‘Downton’

My wife and I finally finished viewing our DVD set of the (perhaps-over-publicized) third season of “Downton Abbey” late last week. It was something of a nail-biter to make it to the end of the ninth episode without someone, somewhere, further revealing additional plot points ahead of schedule. However, despite the best efforts of The

Songs and Scenes from Sunday, February 24, 2013

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday services. Scott Myers provided photos to give a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Free to Love My Enemies (Because God’s a Judge)

Last week I looked at a common western misconception, that the true path to enemy love is ending judgment, so we can begin accepting. Thus, the Biblical God, who demands justice, is a dangerous threat to world peace. In reality, the opposite is true: God’s divine justice actually frees us to love our enemies. This week, let’s

“How to Land Your Kid in Therapy”

My guess is that almost every parent out there worries about screwing up his or her kids. I’m no certainly no different. In fact, I’d be more worried if someone didn’t share this feeling at least to a reasonable degree. In any case, this widespread concern is one of the reasons we’ve been offering the