Even Every Church Mouse

James Thurber, the well-known American humorist, wrote a number of “beast” fables. In them he pokes fun at our shortcomings by having his animal characters act as humans do. One of these fables is entitled “The Mouse and the Money.” It seems a city mouse moved to the country to live in the walls of …

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No ‘half-and-half’ God

“Those whose allegiance is divided are odious,” the Psalmist wrote (Ps. 119:113). Or, as another translation puts it, “I Hate those ‘half-and-half’ people.” These words reflect the fervent anger of a lover of God against the uncommitted — those who are forever “weighing” and “balancing” and “suspending judgment” on the meaning of life. Jesus said, …

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