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#40 / Jonestown Theology: Lenten Explorations in the Valley of Death

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God is never lost. In the midst of great evil, God is there. I have long wondered how Jonestown fits into such ideas. In the 1970s, Rev. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple founded the settlement in the jungles of Guyana. After a few years of communal living, Jones led his followers to commit a […]

#5 / Jonestown Theology: Lenten Explorations in the Valley of Death

Wikimedia / Nancy Wong

God is never lost. In the midst of great evil, God is there. I have long wondered how Jonestown fits into such ideas. In the 1970s, Rev. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple founded the settlement in the jungles of Guyana. After a few years of communal living, Jones led his followers to commit a […]

#4 / Jonestown Theology: Lenten Explorations in the Valley of Death

Wikimedia / Nancy Wong

God is never lost. In the midst of great evil, God is there. I have long wondered how Jonestown fits into such ideas. In the 1970s, Rev. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple founded the settlement in the jungles of Guyana. After a few years of communal living, Jones led his followers to commit a […]

#3 / Jonestown Theology: Lenten Explorations in the Valley of Death

Wikimedia / Nancy Wong

God is never lost. In the midst of great evil, God is there. I have long wondered how Jonestown fits into such ideas. In the 1970s, Rev. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple founded the settlement in the jungles of Guyana. After a few years of communal living, Jones led his followers to commit a […]

#1 / Lent in Jonestown: Theological Explorations of Death

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  God is never lost. In the midst of great evil, God is there. I have long wondered how Jonestown fits into such ideas. In the 1970s, Rev. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple founded the settlement in the jungles of Guyana. After a few years of communal living, Jones led his followers to commit […]

Lenten Remix 29: Beyond Nations

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  “The only way to follow Jesus is to go to all nations. Once there, we will realize that we have arrived at a place beyond all nations.”   References to nations exist throughout scripture. In perhaps the most famous verse of all, Jesus told his followers to go and make disciples of “all nations” […]

Lenten Remix 26: The Flood

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  “God didn’t destroy the world in a flood.”   When I was a child, I struggled to believe that God destroyed the world in a flood. I just didn’t find it plausible. The God that I knew and loved would never do such a thing. Now that I have left childish struggles behind and […]

Lenten Remix 18: Love Your Enemy

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  “Love the KKK.” / “Love your enemy.”   Jesus tells us to love our enemies in Matthew 5:44. I can think of few more hateful organizations than the KKK. They are indeed enemies of God. If we are going to love our enemies, we have to love the vilest. We can’t follow Jesus without […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #519 Arnold Prieto / January 21, 2015

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Arnold Prieto- “There are no endings, only beginnings.” For Jesus, the ending was just the beginning. For Arnold Prieto, the ending was just the beginning. What about for you? I invite you to pray the last words […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #489 Donnie Lee Roberts, Jr. / October 31, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Donnie Lee Roberts, Jr.– “God knows I didn’t want to do what I did.” If we allow it, evil can possess and overtake over our lives. Upon possession, we do not necessarily do the things that we […]

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