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4/19/08

Modernity, a Poem with Commentary

Tonight, a dear friend remarked that at the southern college he is working at in ministry -- that a student leader bought into a lie so severe that she blatantly, publicly has compromised herself yet defends herself as if she believes it.

It is not just at that school. Lies are not unique to one school, or one person. We all lies. As Greg House says on TV's House, "Everybody lies." Is he cynical, or does he, an atheist, understand the essence of sin? True, House is not a real person, but is he right? Let me know your thoughts.

Romans 3:23-26 says,
But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
What sin is not a lie, or the agreement of a lie?

Modernity
Anthony Trendl

Chicly depressed,
overcast and earthtoned,
she brimmed
of fresh mourning
and words
of all things demised.

Laden and poured,
empty was she—
pursuant of men
who didn’t exist,
losing to men
who were fallen,
never considering the man
who was risen.
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