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Ben-Hur: How Can We Break Cycles of Violence?
August 30th, 2016

Ben-Hur: How Can We Break Cycles of Violence?

Christina Miller

Tensions run high in the world of Ben-Hur . Jerusalem is under Roman occupation. Jews live as political exiles in their own city. Soldiers march the streets, quickly resorting to violence in even minor altercations. Entertainment involves brutality and death. It is a culture ready to spill blood—only ...

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What is the Big Picture of the Bible?
August 23rd, 2016

What is the Big Picture of the Bible?

Sarah Christmyer

Cross is a short word of only five letters, but break it apart and it contains the whole story of the Bible. C.R.O.S.S. — C reation, R edemption, O ne nation, S eparation, S alvation. The story of the Bible is our story, too, ...

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Have You Read the Arts Section of the Bible?
August 16th, 2016

Have You Read the Arts Section of the Bible?

Randy Petersen

You might call it the Arts Section of the Bible. Five books, smack dab in the center, that follow their own rules. Some call them Wisdom Literature, or the Writings, or the Poetic Books, but nothing else in Scripture is quite like this collection. The Psalms, of course, ...

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How to Learn from Wise Women in the Bible
August 9th, 2016

How to Learn from Wise Women in the Bible

Randy Petersen

We each must die and disappear like water poured out on the ground. But God doesnt take our lives. Instead, he figures out ways of bringing us back when we run away (2 Sam 14:14 CEV). With these words, a woman courageously challenged King David to bring back ...

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What Does the Bible Say About Caring for Refugees?
August 2nd, 2016

What Does the Bible Say About Caring for Refugees?

Davina McDonald

Refugees face harsh experiences. Many have died crossing treacherous seas in search of land anywhere but their homeland. They flee in desperation, seeking protection. Their stories are rife with despair and anxiety. They are relieved to abandon the conflict at home, but every forward step is one of faith. ...

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Hearing the Story for the First Time
July 26th, 2016

Hearing the Story for the First Time

Juan Rojas-Hernández

The year of my seventh birthday, I wanted a Bible for Christmas. The previous year I had requested a bike, to no avail. But this time I got just what I asked for. There it was: a small blue Bible with the classic line drawings that captured my imagination. ...

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Joseph: The Power of Emotion in the Bible
July 19th, 2016

Joseph: The Power of Emotion in the Bible

Christina Miller

When I was growing up my family loved going to the stage production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat . We made it a multigenerational event—grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings. My family lined up in theater seats, young and old, outnumbering Jacob and his twelve sons. ...

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How is God’s Creativity Reflected in Us?
July 12th, 2016

How is God's Creativity Reflected in Us?

Linda K. Bridges 

A fiery sunset riveted my attention. I dashed for my camera in hopes of capturing the magnitude of its beauty. Got it! My heart soared. Not long after that, as I was driving home one evening, I was caught off guard by the bigness of a harvest moon ...

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