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How to Become One of the Bible’s Scribes
February 19th, 2018

How to Become One of the Bible’s Scribes

Davina McDonald

My friend Denny writes out Scripture, word for word, into the pages of his journal. He’s been doing it for some time. As he writes, he pays attention to the sentence structure and dwells on the passage’s meaning. The process has helped to shift his focus while engaging the unfamiliar, and ...

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What is Courage: Self-Confidence or God-Confidence?
February 12th, 2018

What is Courage: Self-Confidence or God-Confidence?

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

If a child fell into the deep end of a pool, a trained lifeguard would not hesitate to jump in and rescue him. That’s confidence . If I was the only adult nearby, I’d have to momentarily forget that I am terrified of being in water past my ...

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How to Uncover the Delight of Bible Reading
February 5th, 2018

How to Uncover the Delight of Bible Reading

Rosalie J. Karjala

In September, I embraced the inevitable. Summer was ending—the light narrowing and slanting toward autumn. Each year we New Englanders welcome the change while bracing for another winter. We look forward to the first nip of frost, the crunch of a freshly picked apple, the sweet aroma of wood ...

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Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity
January 29th, 2018

Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity

Catherine Ricketts

In this 3-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s ...

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Meeting God at the Edge of Our Understanding
January 22nd, 2018

Meeting God at the Edge of Our Understanding

Catherine Ricketts

In this three-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s presence in your life, ...

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Courage to Write: Seeing God, Self, and Neighbor
January 15th, 2018

Courage to Write: Seeing God, Self, and Neighbor

Catherine Ricketts

In this three-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s presence in your life, ...

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What is the Gospel? Uncover A ‘Thicker’ Reading
January 8th, 2018

What is the Gospel? Uncover A ‘Thicker’ Reading

Jennifer M Buck

Lisa Sharon Harper’s understanding of the gospel was transformed when she took a trip to the Cherokee Trail of Tears memorial and the former slave plantations of Georgia. As she walked in the physical location of some of America’s greatest atrocities—when people were forced off their land, enslaved, and abused—she ...

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The End of the World as We Know It?
January 1st, 2018

The End of the World as We Know It?

Ginger Kolbaba

Were living in the end times. My friends eyes matched her tone: fearful. Why do you say so? I asked. She listed reason after reason: political crises, world events, cultural climate, devastating hurricanes and wildfires, immorality. It was a list ...

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