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Vincenzo: A Sexy But Troubling Take on Justice

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As much as I enjoyed Song Joong-ki's portrayal of the polished mafia consigliere, watching Vincenzo torture his enemies even as they pleaded for him to put a bullet through their heads and spare them of the excruciating pain and misery just didn’t sit right. Perhaps, as the show's protagonist, I was expecting that he would be “different”, and would redeem himself by choosing to spare his enemies at the very last moment. Instead, all the baddies get killed and Vincenzo gets away scot-free as he escapes the country. It’s the type of ending Song’s fans would applaud, but one that is also highly problematic.
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How Dare God Create a World Filled with Suffering?

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When I was growing up, I remember asking an adult “Why don’t you believe in God?” Her response stunned me: “If God was real, I wouldn’t have had seven miscarriages in a row.” Whether we go through cancer, lose a loved one, experience mental ill-health, or even just turn on the news, suffering is a universal experience. And it evokes within each of us a question that we rally at the God who claims Himself to be both powerful and good: How can God allow it?

Regardless of your Status, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Psst, looking for love? No matter your marital status—single, dating, married, or widowed—you ARE cherished and loved.

5 Things to Ask God for in Prayer (When You Don't Know What You Need)

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Philippians 4:6 tells us that we can bring anything and everything to Him in prayer—but what do we pray when we don’t know what we need?

6 Things Not To Forget Every Christmas

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We’re just one week away to Christmas! Here are 6 things we shouldn’t forget this Christmas!

Don't Lose Heart

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We may have started the year feeling like pristine jars; beautiful, untouched, and full of hope. But the year chipped away at us, leaving us feeling like broken, cracked jars, unworthy of containing anything within.

A Conspiracy of Joy

One of my favorite moments of the year is on Christmas Eve when, at the conclusion of our church’s candlelight service, we erupt with the powerful song “Joy to the World.”

When God seems silent

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“Hello darkness, my old friend." Seasons when God seems silent are painful times to go through, and can seem a lot like the darkness that lingers beyond the night.

Thirsty?

It seems to me that there are three primary things in life that make people feel good about themselves: wealth, good looks, and knowledge.