What Did Jesus Really Think of Women?
October 9th, 2017

What Did Jesus Really Think of Women?

Rosalie J. Karjala

How does the Bible view women? At face value, some of its messages and examples can seem oppressive or devaluing. But when you learn more about how Jesus responded to the Bible’s historical and cultural context, you may rethink your first impressions. Christ entered into a specific time and ...

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When Was the Last Time You Rested with God?
August 28th, 2017

When Was the Last Time You Rested with God?

Hannah DeMarco

When was the last time you were truly still? And, I mean, truly. Not scrolling through Facebook on your phone while your favorite TV show plays in the background. Not driving down the highway, listening to a podcast or song. Not letting your mind wander as ...

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How to Be Nourished by God’s Word
August 7th, 2017

How to Be Nourished by God’s Word

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

In C.S. Lewis’ fantastic Chronicles of Narnia , the description of the arrival of Spring—prompted by the approach of the great Aslan—always gives me a thrill. Peter, Susan and Lucy head out to find the King and their search is rewarded. The forces of evil that locked the ...

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How to Let Your Hunger Lead You Closer to God
July 24th, 2017

How to Let Your Hunger Lead You Closer to God

Katy Callahan

One of my favorite comedians has a bit in which he imagines that the delicious foods we describe as “heavenly” aren’t actually allowed in heaven. I think of this joke whenever I read about manna, the mysterious substance that was showered upon the Israelites by God after they complained ...

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Silence: Where is God in My Suffering?
January 10th, 2017

Silence: Where is God in My Suffering?

Christina Miller

Most of us haven’t experienced extreme persecution for our faith, but we have felt abandoned by God. Where was God during the harrowing grief following the loss of a loved one? Where was God during the agony of joblessness, barrenness, or loneliness? Where was God in the dark throes ...

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How to Find Rest in the Roar of Social Media
December 13th, 2016

How to Find Rest in the Roar of Social Media

Kari E. Randall

My friends are railing about politics on Facebook again. Im exhausted. My social media feeds brim with news of violence, incivility, and decidedly un-neighborly behavior with no end in sight. And thats just in the United States. Does it feel the same for you? Take a deep ...

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Bible Translations: Reading God’s Words for the First Time
November 15th, 2016

Bible Translations: Reading God’s Words for the First Time

Becky Silva

It was a five-hour trek by car up to the tiny village of Basar in the Himalayan Mountains of northeast India. The road was unpaved and rocky. I never get sick when I travel, but I couldnt help but feel queasy. My companion was Reverend Gode Doke, a small ...

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Hacksaw Ridge: An Unexpected Love Story
November 8th, 2016

Hacksaw Ridge: An Unexpected Love Story

Christina Miller

It is really a love story, Mel Gibson told an interviewer on the red carpet. He twisted his long white beard, looked pensive, and then quoted Jesus: Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends (John 15:13 NKJV). After taking ...

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