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Morality Upside-Down

Allan Petersen, in The Myth of the Greener Grass, tells the story of a group of a dozen married women having lunch together. One woman asked, "How ...

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The Only Animal that Blushes

It was your great American wit, Mark Twain, who once said, “Man is the only animal that blushes, and the only animal that needs to.” We are ...

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William Carey Converts

William Carey Converts: How a lukewarm Anglican became a fiery Baptist

Until age 14, William Carey later wrote, "l was addicted to swearing, lying, ...

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True Shame and False Shame

Shame is only partly about blameworthiness. Of course, we do feel ashamed of ourselves when we are guilty, and we should. Sin is, after all, a disgrace. ...

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Raised from the Slime

(Psalms 103) blesses the Lord for "all his benefits," which include not only the forgiveness of sins, but also the lifting of shame. ... God ...

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Naked and Ashamed

Human shame is a feeling of distress at our deficiencies, deformities, or absurdities--real or imagined--and especially at the uncovering of these things. ...

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Clothed by God

Human beings generate shame; God covers it with a durable product that requires the shedding of blood. Human beings suffer a metaphysical chill; God warms ...

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Truth Does Not Blush

Truth does not blush.

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We have lost the invaluable faculty of being shocked--a faculty which has hitherto almost distinguished the Man or Woman from the beast or child.

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Jesus Paved the Way

Hebrews tells us that, in an act of enormous courage and defiance, Jesus "endured the cross, despising the shame" (Hebrews 12:2) and then adds, ...

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