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Reflecting Redemption Psalm 95

Reflecting Redemption

Under God’s grace, we are not defined by our sins — or our stupidities.


HumanProgress is a website that challenges “the conventional wisdom about the state of humanity and the planet Earth.” In a recent article, it claims that humanity has won the war on famine — with certain qualifiers. The site gives other examples of how life is better now than ever. The question is, however, “Why have humans been unable to evolve in terms of character?” We’re as selfish and mean-spirited as ever. How come?



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “The Ahh Effect,” March 23, 2014.


In August of last year, it was reported that except in war zones, famines have all but disappeared worldwide.

The claim is spelled out in the article, “How humanity won the war on famine,” published on a website called HumanProgress (HP). The article says that food security increased significantly during the second half of the 20th century. “The global average...

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