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Discover Your Ancestry in the Family of the Bible
September 17th, 2018

Discover Your Ancestry in the Family of the Bible

Catherine Ricketts

Last Christmas, my mother wrapped a stack of antique books and gave one to every member of my family. Each was a different edition of a book that was first published in 1840, written by my paternal ancestor, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Each had a different binding: crimson with ...

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How to Understand the Paradoxes in Biblical Poetry
September 10th, 2018

How to Understand the Paradoxes in Biblical Poetry

Michael Dechane

The psalms are poetry, and understanding poetry often happens in stages as we grapple with its language, images, forms, and rhythms. If a poem expresses paradox, or communicates the reality of living with ambivalence, or traces the hazy outline of mystery—we are likely to be put off, confused, or ...

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How the Bible Can Make Us Kinder People
September 3rd, 2018

How the Bible Can Make Us Kinder People

Amber Parker

Kindness seems to be a lost art these days. Our culture puts an emphasis on self-promotion and achievement rather than on caring for others. Often showing kindness is not seen as a priority, and for some, it is viewed as a weakness. Even for those of us who believe ...

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Unveiling the Glorious Spectacle of the Gospel
August 27th, 2018

Unveiling the Glorious Spectacle of the Gospel

Lydia Sheldon

Last May, the fashion world’s interpretation of the divine promenaded up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Bearded prophets and winged angels ornamented a singer’s gown. Celebrities balanced golden halos and sported embroidered crosses. Sarah Jessica Parker propped a Dolce & Gabbana nativity scene ...

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Encountering God in the Daily Rhythms of Life
August 20th, 2018

Encountering God in the Daily Rhythms of Life

Annelise Jolley

The Christian liturgical year is built around feast days, seasons of fasting, and the ordinary time in between. How do we faithfully structure our eating rhythms, and how might they lead us deeper into Scripture? In this three-part series , writer Annelise Jolley explores the spiritual implications ...

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Listening as a Way of Loving Others Like Jesus
August 13th, 2018

Listening as a Way of Loving Others Like Jesus

Sarah Zaske

A typical Manhattan morning is noisy, crowded, and busy, and this day was no exception. Like the thousands of individuals I shared the sidewalk with, I had somewhere to be and was running late. As I hurried down Fifth Avenue, I heard a noise that stood ...

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How to Find Strength and Nourishment Through Fasting
August 6th, 2018

How to Find Strength and Nourishment Through Fasting

Annelise Jolley

The Christian liturgical year is built around feast days, seasons of fasting, and the ordinary time in between. How do we faithfully structure our eating rhythms, and how might they lead us deeper into Scripture? In this three-part series , writer Annelise Jolley explores the connection between ...

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Are You Longing for Something More?
July 30th, 2018

Are You Longing for Something More?

Laura Gish

Why does a pervasive longing and restless disquiet fill our lives, despite brief moments of fulfillment? How can we satisfy this ache that is so profound it leaves us wanting something we cannot name? In The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality, ...

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