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The Bible’s terms for toughness are “perseverance,” “endurance,” and “character.” In Romans 5:4, Paul says believers “rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character.” For a person to say he or she “rejoices in suffering” is the language of toughness. Serious toughness.
Worth the read!
John Piper on writing biographies and the process he goes through when writing a biography. This was very interesting. Speaking of Piper, here he is explaining how to find Jesus in the Proverbs.
As I read de Botton’s article, I couldn’t help but see how much of our culture’s view of love and commitment mirrors how many Christians view church membership. Many Christians’ broken relationships with their churches resemble patterns of the divorce culture and its attendant assumptions about authority, love, and compatibility.
This will help you read the news through a different lens.