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Articles written by Eric C. Alm

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 By Eric C. Alm    Community    October 9, 2015

In need of grace

I’m Lutheran, and we Lutherans often get ourselves tied up in knots over the use of the law in the life of faith. I believe, as Luther did, that Scripture reveals Christ through both Law and Gospel. Law, for Lutherans, is whatever convicts us of...

 
 By Eric C. Alm    Community    June 26, 2015

In a changing world, we get happier as we grow older

When I graduated from college, it seemed like the world was my oyster. The economy was strong, I had a good degree from a good school and was not yet burdened by the numerous concerns that living brings. I was able to get a decent (read: $7.50/hour)...

 
 By Eric C. Alm    Community    March 13, 2015

God's promise

If you travel to Jesus’ birthplace in Bethlehem, you’ll discover that it is now surrounded by an Orthodox cathedral. The spot on which he was laid is way down in the bowels of the building. To get to it, you must descend a narrow, steep, cramped...