Author Archives: Chip Burkitt

The Weakness of God

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“…the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” —1 Corinthians 1:25 It is tempting to regard what Paul said in 1 Corinthians as meaning that God, at his weakest, is still stronger than all the strength humans can muster. … Continue reading

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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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