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'I became a writer, I now believe, to sort out words used and misused...
'I became a writer, I now believe, to sort out words used and misused by the church of my youth. Although I heard that "God is love," the image of God I got from sermons more resembled an angry, vengeful tyrant....
Ever since, I have been on a quest to unearth the good news, to scour the original words of the gospel and discover what the Bible must mean by using words like love, grace, and compassion to describe God's own character. I sensed truth in those words, truth that must be sought with diligence and skill, like the fresco masterpieces that lie beneath layers of plaster and paint in ancient chapels....
Why am I still a Christian? What keeps me pursuing a gospel that has come to me amid so much distortion and static, that often seems more like bad news than good?
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A pipeline to happiness
with contributions from Manfred Krueger, Sandra Norris, Susan Rynerson, Mary H. Reed, Claire Louise Wilmot, Elena Brady
items of interest
with contributions from Barbara Stahura, Dan Schaeffer, Robert Sapolsky, Warren Bolon, Ellie Pierce
JOY that can't be stolen away
By Dorothy Estes
A reason to be glad
By Mark Swinney
HAPPINESS that comes with a GUARANTEE
By Margaret Rogers
step by step OUT OF DEPRESSION
By Cynthia Tyler
'Thou hast turned my mourning into dancing ...'
with contributions from Anne Early, Katherine Hildreth
In Pristina, a green vase sings from a table left standing
By Warren Bolon
The Sentinel asks... 'What brings lasting happiness?'
with contributions from Erin Callahan, Beckie Myers, Suzanne M. Cowin, Tony Goncalves, David Stevens, Matthew Bouchard, Liz Orr, Barbara Gritten, Suzanne Sinclair
A Church less rigid
By Kim Shippey Sentinel staff
–––– 100 years ago
Prayer alone heals serious dog bite
Genevieve E. Eckhardt
Severe burn quickly healed
Gladys A. de Pombo
Family relationship sweetened through prayer
Happiness that lasts