If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

New York Times columnist and cultural commentator David Brooks, in his recent book The Road to Character, observes that since the 1940’s, Western society has “lived in a different moral country.” Brooks names what many know firsthand: we have lost a coherent vocabulary to name and address the wrong we see on the news and see in the mirror-- and in doing so, have lost the capacity to experience grace and transformation. Whether you’re someone just beginning a spiritual journey, or a long-time Christian, join us at Liberti as we explore the terrain of the “line of good and evil that cuts through the heart of every human being,” and the work of God in Jesus Christ to heal and renew humanity and the world.

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Recommended Resources

Liberti Lent & Easter Prayerbook-  Download our church’s prayerbook to engage daily Scripture reading and prayers during the Lent and Easter seasons! 

Sin and Salvation (Lesslie Newbigin). Written for church leaders in India by the great 20th century Church leader, Lesslie Newbigin, this slim volume unfolds in concise, fascinating fashion the faces of human sin and the dimensions of God’s grace in Christ.

Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary on Sin (Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.). Plantinga, a leading Christian theologian and writer, writes here a compelling analysis of human brokenness, bringing Scripture, Augustine, and Athanasius into conversation with film, fiction, and the New York Times. 

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