Preaching Connection: Hatred

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“Hate” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith

“Hate is as all-absorbing as love, as irrational, and, in its own way, as satisfying.  As lovers thrive on the presence of the beloved, haters revel in encounters with the ones they hate.  They confirm them in all their darkest suspicions.  They add fuel to all their most burning animosities.” “The major difference between hating...

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Luke 12:49-56

It seems to me that this passage is hitting many of us hard this summer. Denominations of every size, evangelical or mainline, are at crossroads, as synodical and convention decisions will force many of their members to leave the only faith homes that they have ever known. Is this the work of Christ’s fire baptism…