Forgiveness Archives - Seedbed

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.

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.

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.

Sometimes we like a clean cross with no sign of a struggle at all. Patricia S. Taylor shares what kind of cross we need to encounter when times are dark.

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

What is with all these people walking around with ashes on their foreheads? Karen Vine shares that the ashes we wear are actually about the state of our hearts, not the cleanliness of our faces.

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.

Whether you are a clinical counselor, a pastor, or even just someone trying to care for your own soul, there will be something here for you.

Even when we pray for God to help us love someone, are we not really praying for God to change that person and make him or her easier to love? But what if I am the one in need of a change? Patricia Taylor shares insight on loving others in the midst of disagreement.

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!”

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