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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This Valentine’s Day Read Love Letters from God
February 14th, 2017

This Valentine’s Day Read Love Letters from God

Kari E. Randall

Whats the greatest gift a loved one could give you? Flowers, an engagement ring, a day to relax? Perhaps words that convey how much you mean to them? Whether youre single or happily in a relationship this Valentines Day, you have a wide-ranging collection of love letters ...

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Does Church Feel Unsafe?
January 24th, 2017

Does Church Feel Unsafe?

Christina Miller

Now, you shepherds, listen to what I, the LORD, am telling you. Ezekiel 34:7 delivers a hard message to the leaders of Israel. In the midst of their neglect and abuse, God spoke. Loudly. As surely as I am the living God, you had better listen to me. The ...

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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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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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