When God Saves Us In Spite Of Ourselves

When God Saves Us In Spite Of Ourselves

Both Judaism and Christianity celebrate redemptive stories in the spring — Passover for Jews, and Easter for Christians. Both explore questions of suffering, struggle, and ultimately hope, and both are rooted in the book of Exodus. Even as each tradition approaches the story from their own point of view and cultural perspective, there are similar through lines as renewal begins to spring up.

Sinai and Synapses Fellowship alumnus Reverend John Van Sloten recently offered a reading of Exodus at his congregation, Marda Loop Church in Calgary, Canada. Here, he finds resonance and inspiration in the story for anyone in our present situation who wants to help others and end the myriad forms of present-day suffering.


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