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Everyone’s a Writer

One of the greatest convictions that has gripped me over the past couple of years is the power and priority of writing, not just for “writers” but for all of us regular folk. Historically speaking there are a thousand reasons to put your thoughts and convictions to pen and paper. I have mentioned these before. As I have given this issue more indepth thought in the past few weeks from a distinctly christian perspective its significance shines all the brighter.

We live in a digital age. What that means in a large sense is that we live in an age of mass information. Our ability to produce, communicate and store information grows exponentially, as does our exposure to it. We live in a world that is teaming with voices, words and ideas.

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The God Who Is Love

We live in a world aching for real love. As noted in the previous post, if we look honestly at ourselves, we see that we are both incapable of giving real love, nor are others around us able to provide it. There is very little that is more central to the human soul than the desire to be truly loved. There is very little that causes more pain and sorrow in life than to have this desire unfulfilled.

This is precisely the point at which the central thrust of the Gospel message of Jesus is directed. This is also what makes the christian message profoundly unique. Continue reading

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