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Can God be a Father and Mother?
May 1st, 2017

Can God be a Father and Mother?

Jennifer M Buck

A whole host of people shaped my formative years. I was parented not only by my wonderful mother and father, but I was also given an incredible legacy of grandparents and relatives. Alongside my biological family, I was raised in an evangelical Quaker church where I was given spiritual ...

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How Can We Rejoice During Suffering?
April 24th, 2017

How Can We Rejoice During Suffering?

Joanna Mikhail

I drove to church in a tumult of tears and anger. It was Holy Week and I woke up to devastating news from our sister churches in Egypt. During their Palm Sunday services, two Coptic cathedrals were bombed by the Islamic State in Egypt.   Egypt is my ...

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How to Find Your Way Home in the Pages of Scripture
April 17th, 2017

How to Find Your Way Home in the Pages of Scripture

Jen Pollock Michel

To come of age—at least in our family—means earning the right to watch The Wizard of Oz . (Isnt a certain degree of maturity required for facing those evil monkeys?) The film adaptation of L. Frank Baums novel is a classic story about the search for home. Dorothy ...

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The Women at the Tomb: Arriving at Resurrection
April 10th, 2017

The Women at the Tomb: Arriving at Resurrection

Christina Miller

It is early Sunday morning and light is just beginning to seep above the horizon line. The garden is cool with night air, still damp with sleep. Trees, shrouded in darkness, start coming into focus. One leaf ignites after another. Then the first stir of life: two women, shuffling ...

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Why Genres in the Bible Matter
April 3rd, 2017

Why Genres in the Bible Matter

John D. Barry

Genres are categories of literature, each with their own tone and techniques. The Bible uses a handful of genres—narrative and law, prophecy and letters, poetry, and apocalyptic literature. Understanding which genre the passage is written in can help guide our reading. Follow the Biblical Genre Series ...

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Life in Community: How I am Learning to Love God and My Neighbor
March 27th, 2017

Life in Community: How I am Learning to Love God and My Neighbor

Luke Hillier

We belong to a culture that is oversaturated with interactions —Instagram likes, small talk at the office, Facebook comments, chit-chat about the weather while waiting for the bus. But we often lack genuine connection. In a world filled to the brim with folks who bear the image of God ...

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Stuck in Life’s Waiting Rooms? Find Comfort in God’s Words.
March 20th, 2017

Stuck in Life’s Waiting Rooms? Find Comfort in God’s Words.

Davina McDonald

You may be seated in a small and sparsely furnished room, staring at the single painting, waiting to learn whether you got the job. Maybe you are the nail-biter pacing the floor of a hospital waiting room, longing for a word of hope that your loved one will pull ...

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What is the Biblical Portrayal of Women?
March 14th, 2017

What is the Biblical Portrayal of Women?

Jennifer M Buck

As a woman reading Scripture in the 21st century, I find myself torn over the Bibles portrayal of women. Certain passages tell stories of agency, valor and hope through the inclusion of brave women, while others are laments over the abuse and neglect of women within the ...

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