Forgiveness Archives - Seedbed

Are you shattered? Is someone you love grieving or in need of healing? Sarah Damaska shares the beauty hidden in suffering and brokenness.

Sometimes words just hurt. Sarah Damaska shares how she learned to handle hurtful things.

Do you remember that mean kid who bullied you in school? Sometimes it seems like we have those people in our lives as adults. Heather Butler shares four thoughts to help you handle the mean kid on the playground of life.

Too often, we see people misusing the Word of God to suit their own agendas. What does Jesus really have to say about justice and race? Dr. Craig Keener explains his journey of exploration through Scripture and what he found there in terms of racial reconciliation.

Do you know someone who is always obsessed with his or her sin and can never seem to accept forgiveness? Kathy Milans explains that your friend may actually be suffering from a psychiatric disorder known as scrupulosity and that there is help for this problem.

We are always told that we need to be forgiving. What in the world is forgiveness anyway? Patricia Taylor shares what she has learned about what forgiveness is, what it isn't, and how it works.

What actually happened when the first humans ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Our friend, Duke Walker, shares some interesting insights into the dynamics of the fall and the damage it has caused every single moment since, including our damaging choice to pridefully condemn one another.

Have you held on to hard or hurtful thoughts about someone? These thoughts, when allowed to fester, will be destructive in your life. Will you take our compassion challenge and offer those thoughts to God?

Have you ever faced seemingly insurmountable odds? God still has a plan. Kathy Milans reviews Craig and Médine Keener's book, Impossible Love.

Is Jesus saying that the Pharisees are actually “holier than thou,” in need of less forgiveness, and therefore less able to love him? I don’t think so! But their thinking so might be their most self-destructive transgression! Rather, it seems Jesus is exposing their reality. I believe he’s calling them out by saying, “just look at this woman’s beautiful vulnerability with me…you can have this life-giving intimacy, too…come out from behind your protective religious coverings!”