Author Archives: Chip Burkitt

Everything That Lives Must Struggle

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At first it was just numbers and addresses—things we used to write down on scraps of paper or in little black books. Then it was directions and names and faces. Our machines remembered as we forgot how to get from … Continue reading

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Love Is Kind

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… love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4 If you’re like me, you’ve seen memes on Facebook declaring that “kindness costs nothing.” But of course kindness is often costly. Kindness requires that you have another person’s best interests in mind rather … Continue reading

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Love is Patient

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Love is patient…. (1 Corinthians 13:4) When Paul embarks on a description of the characteristics that distinguish love from other virtues, he begins with patience. This seems at first counterintuitive. What has patience to do with love? Shouldn’t he begin … Continue reading

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