It is one thing to give a theoretical answer to the problem of suffering that is intellectually satisfying. It is another to look into the face of a sufferer and give that same answer. It will likely be anything but satisfying.
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Too many churches hire staff by routine and tradition. The process is predictable. We have a vacancy. Start the search process.