The End of the World as We Know It?
January 1st, 2018

The End of the World as We Know It?

Ginger Kolbaba

Were living in the end times. My friends eyes matched her tone: fearful. Why do you say so? I asked. She listed reason after reason: political crises, world events, cultural climate, devastating hurricanes and wildfires, immorality. It was a list ...

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Hope: A Biblical Perspective on the Middle East
July 31st, 2017

Hope: A Biblical Perspective on the Middle East

Mike Bassous

When you hear the words Middle East, what comes to your mind? For many, a slew of negative associations pop up—wars, sectarian killing, religious tension, suicide bombers, kidnappings, trauma. But we forget that this region is the physical context for much of the Bible. It is the rich backdrop ...

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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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What is a Biblical Response to Injustice?
July 10th, 2017

What is a Biblical Response to Injustice?

Katy Callahan

A few days after the 2016 presidential election, I thought of the time Peter cut off the high priest’s servant’s ear as Jesus was being arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane (John 18:10). Many of us with differing priorities for justice have spat venom at each other before ...

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