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The language of attachment

By Dave Henning / August 28, 2023

“For God to apply [the word compassion] to himself is radical.  This is the language of attachment. . . .  The love of attachment makes you vulnerable to suffering, and yet that is what God says about himself. . . .  God’s compassion is not something abstract but concrete.  It plays out not just in […]


The ungrateful servant = Jonah

By Dave Henning / August 27, 2023

“Jonah is like the ungrateful servant who, having been forgiven, refuses to forgive others (Matthew 18:21-35).  Despite all this, God is patient with him.  Jonah returns to the same angry opposition to God he had at the outset.  This time, however, God . . . instead begins to counsel Jonah gently. . . .  This […]

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