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The Wisdom of Solomon — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

We suggest you listen to this excellent sermon in tandem with Jeff Crippen’s article: Wise as Serpents: Does the Christian Still Have an Evil Heart? The Wisdom of Solomon Sermon on 1 Kings 3:15-28 by Ps Sam Powell The reason we suggest you listen to the sermon in tandem with Ps Jeff Crippen’s article is …

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Silence As Defiance: Tamar’s Desolation — a reblog from The Shiloh Project

An anonymous, personal reflection on the experience of sexual exploitation in childhood. The reflection also draws in the biblical story of Amnon’s rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13). On the one hand this is a declaration reminiscent of #MeToo but it is also an expression of defiant and articulate silence and a reminder that there isn’t a single, let …

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Living with Deceitful Men — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Living with Deceitful Men Psalm 120 (NKJ) Ps Sam Powell   In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue? Sharp arrows of …

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The Worthless Man – sermon by Ps Sam Powell

The Worthless Man Proverbs 6: 12-19 NKJV Ps Sam Powell A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth; He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers; Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall …

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A Letter to the Church – The Things I Couldn’t Tell You

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man …

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Power impairs the neural process of mirroring which leads to hubris & lack of empathy.

Power Causes Brain Damage explains how leaders lose mental capacities—most notably the capacity for reading other people. The article is by Jerry Useem from The Atlantic. Here are some excerpts from the article. If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. But can it …

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