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Does God See My Needs?
June 28th, 2016

Does God See My Needs?

Linda K. Bridges 

Celeste wiped her eyes again and tossed the soaked tissue onto the mound beside her. How could I have been so stupid? I thought he loved me! Now, what? Her hand moved involuntarily to her belly and the small life she now carried.  Today Celestes lover ...

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5 Ways My Dad Helped Me Love the Bible
June 19th, 2016

5 Ways My Dad Helped Me Love the Bible

Randy Petersen

What does the Bible say about families? We never did well with family devotions, and I think Dad felt guilty about that. Church leaders kept telling us that it was crucial for a Christian home to have such a regular household gathering. We agreed with the principle, but we were ...

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What is the Biblical Response to Terrorism?
June 17th, 2016

What is the Biblical Response to Terrorism?

Randy Petersen

O LORD, how long must I call for help before you listen, before you save us from violence? Why do you make me see such trouble? How can you stand to look on such wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are all around me, and there is fighting and quarreling everywhere ...

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How Poetry Enhanced My Bible Reading
June 14th, 2016

How Poetry Enhanced My Bible Reading

Jen Pollock Michel

I rang in 2016 with rest, not resolution. Instead of agreeing to new work deadlines, I replenished my creative energies by experimenting in the kitchen and finishing a couple of novels. I even read a poem or two every day as the new year, like a fresh flag, unfurled.  ...

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What Last Days in the Desert Taught Me About Jesus’ Humanity
June 7th, 2016

What Last Days in the Desert Taught Me About Jesus' Humanity

Christina Miller

Last week I took the train from Philadelphia to New York to see Last Days in the Desert , a new film written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia about Jesus temptation in the wilderness. Garcia focuses on Jesus journey out of the desert toward Jerusalem, adding in an ...

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How to Read the Bible’s Difficult Passages
May 31st, 2016

How to Read the Bible’s Difficult Passages

Theron Huff

Ever have one of those moments where you read a passage and cannot believe its actually in Scripture? Keep reading and youre sure to find one—whether its Jesus teaching about hating our brother or sister, Elisha and the bears, or God commanding the slaughter of a nation, there are ...

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What Do God’s Names Mean in the Bible?
May 24th, 2016

What Do God's Names Mean in the Bible?

Linda K. Bridges 

Vladimir Putin. Osama bin Laden. Mother Teresa. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mahatma Gandhi. These names conjure up images in our minds of faces, reputations, famous words spoken, infamous acts done. These images blitz through our memories, chilling us, or inspiring and challenging our hearts—all within seconds of the mere ...

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Get the Most Out of the Bible’s Boring Parts
May 17th, 2016

Get the Most Out of the Bible's Boring Parts

Christina Miller

A number of times in my life, I have enthusiastically set out to read the whole Bible. Not just a couple Psalms with breakfast, not just a few motivational verses or Pauls shorter letters. The whole Bible—start to finish, including everything in the middle. I wanted to be well-versed ...

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