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Stories & Articles About God’s Love

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Why great boldness and great incompetence often go hand in hand a.k.a. why we should be humble.

The Top Ten Bible Verses About God’s Love

Exploring the depths of God's love through scripture.

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Gratitude in the Bible

Exploring the depths of God's love through scripture.

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What is Agape?

A love no Hallmark Cards can capture.

Camp Aliceville

How a controversial POW camp in Alabama became a radical experiment in loving our enemies.

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What is God’s love like?

God's love is a hard thing to pin down. Here are some ways to think about it.

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The Fritz Chess Database

The Bible is more than just a rule book. If we use it right, it can prepare us for entirely new frontiers.

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Joy in Ecclesiastes

What the most emo book of the Bible has to teach us about joy.

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Nonviolence Actually Works

Jesus and Harvard researchers agree: nonviolence really is the best way.

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One Love, Three Kinds of Stories

Transforming Love is a collection of stories and articles about God’s love. That’s a topic that has been written about for millennia but whose limits have yet to be reached! Because we can’t speak to the entirety of something so vast, these are our three areas of focus.

God's Love Is For You

These are stories about God’s love for you. The Christian journey begins with the recognition that you are unconditionally, irrevocably, ridiculously loved by God just as you are. Whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done in the course of your life, you are already loved and accepted.

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God's Love Is For Sharing

These are stories about loving others. God’s love is like a birthday cake: it’s something that’s meant to be shared and enjoyed with others. Sure, you could try to keep it all for yourself but love only gets better when you invite others to share in it with you!

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God's Love Is For Action

These are stories about love in action. Jesus didn’t just sit around and talk about loving people. He went out and fed people who were hungry, healed people who were sick, and welcomed people who had been rejected. It might not seem revolutionary, but it’s active love like this changes the world for the better.

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Hold My Mule

What an old Southern expression has to teach us about the love of God.

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Transforming Love Collection

This is our full collection of stories and articles about God’s love. Read them. Share them. And, most of all, be blessed by them!

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Joy

Christianity practiced with a scowl is not Christianity.
God's love is for you.

Nap Like a Prophet

Not sure what to do in this uncertain moment? Take a (prophetic) nap!
God's love is for you.

Blessed Are the… You!

We tend to think that rich people are blessed people. Jesus has a different take.
God's love is for action.

Calvin and Hobbes on Apologizing

Hobbes and Jesus agree on our need to say "I'm sorry."
God's love is for you.

Blind Spot

Greed has a way of sneaking into our lives without our ever noticing.

Forgiveness First

Our willingness to forgive others is a barometer of our spiritual health.

A Tale of Two Pastors

Two pastors. Two approaches to other faiths. Which got it right?
God's love is for action.

Definitionally Christian

Loving the poor is an essential part of following Jesus.
God's love is for you.

What is God’s love like?

God's love is a hard thing to pin down. Here are some ways to think about it.

Your Feelings Don’t Matter

Your feelings about your neighbor don’t matter – just love them!

Cringy

The Apostle Paul hopes that Christians will be more cringy.
God's love is for you.

The Top Ten Bible Verses About God’s Love

Exploring the depths of God's love through scripture.
God's love is for action.

A Letter from Emperor Julian

The Christian commitment to the poor is worthy of emulation - even by pagans!
God's love is for you.

Joy in Ecclesiastes

What the most emo book of the Bible has to teach us about joy.
God's love is for you.

Harvard Hijinx

Harvard undergrads are a case study in the difference between wisdom and intelligence.
God's love is for you.

Tie Rack

A child's craft project helps us wrap our minds around the gift of God's love.
God's love is for action.

How to Make the World Better

How do you make the world better? Jesus offers an alternative to the Caesar's answer.
God's love is for you.

Soaked

God has a habit of soaking in bad and turning it to good.
God's love is for action.

Wet, Wild, and Holy

Here's what the Bible ACTUALLY says about sex.

One Thing We Can Agree On

When you’re butting heads with someone, here’s one thing you can agree on!
God's love is for you.

The Fear of the Lord

What this fearsome phrase actually means.

Hold My Mule

This gospel classic is so powerful that people think its title comes from the Bible!
God's love is for you.

Padre Mac

A Scottish chaplain in a POW camp knows what it means to be truly free.
God's love is for you.

Edwin Landseer

Edwin Landseer had a penchant for transforming blemishes into masterpieces. So does God!
God's love is for you.

The Scandalous Genealogy of Jesus

You are a proudly claimed member of God's family.

Babies Are Horrible People

Why in the world does Jesus us want us to be like little children?

Long-Handled Spoon

This Southernism offers us a great way to think about forgiveness.
God's love is for you.

Berkeley Pit Geese

New life can spring from where we least expect it.
God's love is for action.

Reconciliation in Rwanda

Does belief or action come first? A radio program from Rwanda has the answer.
God's love is for you.

The Fritz Chess Database

The Bible is more than just a rule book. If we use it right, it can prepare us for entirely new frontiers.
God's love is for action.

The Gospel According to Winnie the Pooh

Outward shows of piety don't matter. What's in your heart does.

Redefining Strength

We need to change how we think about what it means to be strong.
God's love is for action.

Nonviolence Actually Works

Jesus and Harvard researchers agree: nonviolence really is the best way.

Lessons from Prostitutes

Prostitutes in the bible have a lot to teach us about withholding judgement.
God's love is for you.

Gratitude in the Bible

Exploring the depths of God's love through scripture.
God's love is for action.

Everywhere

On being a faithful follower of Jesus both outside and inside the bedroom.
God's love is for you.

Unfair

By our standards, grace is a profoundly unfair thing. Thank God for that!
God's love is for you.

Love in the Bible

There are just three words at the heart of the Bible's teachings on love.
God's love is for you.

No More Than You Are

There is no need to pretend to be any more than you are.
God's love is for you.

Camp Aliceville

How a controversial POW camp in Alabama became a radical experiment in loving our enemies.
God's love is for you.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Why great boldness and great incompetence often go hand in hand a.k.a. why we should be humble.
God's love is for action.

The Doxology

A little song with a lot to teach us about becoming more loving.

God’s Strength

The sunrise is a near perfect illustration of true strength.

The Amazing Story of Bill Wilson

Abandoned as a child, Bill Wilson set out to help other children know they're loved.
God's love is for you.

Dysfunctional

What dysfunctional marriage in the Bible can teach us about God's love.

Shameless

Jesus suggests that shamelessness is a Christian virtue.
God's love is for you.

What is Agape?

A love no Hallmark Cards can capture.
God's love is for you.

God will never give you more than you can handle

It might sound like it's from the Bible but it's not!
God's love is for action.

Homeboy Industries

How a little love transformed the gang capital of the world.
God's love is for action.

Walk the Walk

As a Christian, you talk the talk, but do you walk the walk?

All Your Neighbors

When Jesus said, "Love your neighbors" you better believe he meant your LGBT+ neighbors too!
God's love is for action.

Bishop of the Slums

Brazilian Archbishop Hélder Câmara was hated for all the right reasons.

Forgiveness ≠ Reconciliation

Jesus asks us to forgive, but not to necessarily reconcile.
God's love is for you.

General Motors and Jesus

GM and JC agree: a new management style can make all the difference!

Father Ioann Burdin

The big impact of a smalltime Russian priest.