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Century Marks

How wide is God’s mercy? One of Shane Claiborne’s non-Christian friends asked if Claiborne thought the friend was going to hell. “I hope not,” replied Claiborne. “It will be hard to enjoy heaven without you.” If we “do not believe God's grace is big enough to save the whole world,” says Claiborne, “we should at least pray that it is” (www.esquire.com).

Money and me: How were your attitudes to money formed? Ginger Anderson-Larson invites people to write a “money autobiography.” She provides 30 questions that help one probe one’s earliest memories and images of money. While the exercise is for personal reflection, she encourages people to share their money autobiographies with a friend or confidant. The underlying issue is: “What is God’s desire for me in relationship to money?” (Currents in Theology and Mission, October).


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