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Feeling Blue this Christmas? You are Not Forgotten
December 25th, 2017

Feeling Blue this Christmas? You are Not Forgotten

Anna Panzo

It’s that time of year again: evergreen trees, gingerbread, carols, holiday cheer, family, and gifts. Christmas is here! But as people are hanging up stockings, children are making gift wish lists, and relatives are coming to town, I can’t help but think of those for whom Christmas is a ...

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This Advent Pray for Jesus to Come Quickly
December 18th, 2017

This Advent Pray for Jesus to Come Quickly

Lydia Sheldon

The year has been dark. As I write this, the headlines announce that someone has driven a truck into a group of pedestrians, killing eight people. Hurricanes, fires, war, refugees, political turmoil—a succession of loss. Haunting photos capture the starvation of children besieged from within and without the ...

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How to Pray the Psalms During Advent
December 11th, 2017

How to Pray the Psalms During Advent

Lydia Sheldon

The season of Advent in the church calendar marks the days leading up to our celebration of Jesus’s birth. During this time, churches and individuals await Jesus’s coming and coming again. It is rife with anticipation, preparation, and expectation. Follow this three-part series to enrich your Advent ...

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Advent: How to Find God in the Holiday Bustle
December 4th, 2017

Advent: How to Find God in the Holiday Bustle

Lydia Sheldon

The season of Advent in the church calendar marks the days leading up to our celebration of Jesus’s birth. During this time, churches and individuals await Jesus’s coming and coming again. It is rife with anticipation, preparation, and expectation. Follow this three-part series  to enrich your Advent season ...

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How to Read the Bible’s Apocalyptic Literature
November 27th, 2017

How to Read the Bible’s Apocalyptic Literature

Randy Petersen

“Revelation, ” they said. “We want to study Revelation.” My Bible study group was insisting that I lead them through the last book of the Bible. They hoped that I would be able to explain it all for them. Ha! I had been avoiding Revelation all ...

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Can God Give You Strength With a Chronic Illness?
November 20th, 2017

Can God Give You Strength With a Chronic Illness?

Anna Panzo

In May of 2008, everything seemed to be going my way. I had just graduated from college and accepted an internship with a Christian mission organization, planning to subsequently join one of their teams in Asia. Over the summer months, I raised enough money to fully fund the internship. ...

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The Formation of the Bible: Where Did It Come From?
November 13th, 2017

The Formation of the Bible: Where Did It Come From?

Dr. Kara Lyons-Pardue

After seventy years in exile, the exiled people of Judah were permitted to return to their ancestral home in and around Jerusalem. Did they come singing and celebrating? Or did they come with some trepidation—their long-held hopes finally materializing? Some may even have dragged their feet, lamenting the life ...

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How to Sustain an Ongoing Conversation with God
November 6th, 2017

How to Sustain an Ongoing Conversation with God

Lydia Sheldon

Recently I lamented to a friend that even though I want to memorize Bible verses, I can’t work up the willpower to do it. I don’t understand this disconnect in myself, because the times that I’ve intentionally worked on memorizing a passage of Scripture, I’ve experienced ...

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