How to Become One of the Bible’s Scribes
February 19th, 2018

How to Become One of the Bible’s Scribes

Davina McDonald

My friend Denny writes out Scripture, word for word, into the pages of his journal. He’s been doing it for some time. As he writes, he pays attention to the sentence structure and dwells on the passage’s meaning. The process has helped to shift his focus while engaging the unfamiliar, and ...

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Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity
January 29th, 2018

Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity

Catherine Ricketts

In this 3-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s ...

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Meeting God at the Edge of Our Understanding
January 22nd, 2018

Meeting God at the Edge of Our Understanding

Catherine Ricketts

In this three-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s presence in your life, ...

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Courage to Write: Seeing God, Self, and Neighbor
January 15th, 2018

Courage to Write: Seeing God, Self, and Neighbor

Catherine Ricketts

In this three-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s presence in your life, ...

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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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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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