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In his novel The Shack William Paul Young struggles with the human experience of tragedy.

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My Jeremiah post on evil a week ago today generated a number of fruitful responses to the conundrum of a God who “shapes evil” against people.

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In the sermon Irwin Shaw puts in the mouth of the vicar Noah encounters in his novel, The Young Lions, the preacher, starts with a stirring call to love as the embodiment of the message Jesus brought.

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Some challenging thoughts “from brokenstones”:

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The number of ditches worth dying in seems to diminish as I age. There are just fewer battles worth waging.

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“Colorado Shooter: Insane or Just Plain Evil?” by , Jul 25, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/25/colorado-shooter-insane-or-just-plain-evil.html

Is “Just Plain Evil” a legal definition? Is it a helpful definition? Or were the editors of “The Daily Beast” trying to make a theological point when they created the headline for Shapiro and Pelisek’s article on the legal strategies to be employed in the trial of James Holmes?

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Questioned about the origin of evil, Eckhart Tolle draws a useful analogy to speak about the nature of God and God’s relationship to creation.

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Last night we held our fourth Spirituality Cafe. The venue has changed. We have moved to Caffe Misto (2865 Foul Bay Road between Neil & Allenby).

Caffe Misto is a lovely little coffee shop two blocks from the church where I work. It is a perfect location. Sascha the owner has been incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Caffe Misto is not open in the evenings. So we had the whole place to our selves. It was a great venue. The only drawback is the surprisingly noisy refrigeration units. Even with a small group we needed to use the microphone in order to hear each other.

Our question last night was “”How does my understanding of good and evil affect my spirituality?”
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