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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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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Solitude: How to Be Renewed by God’s Presence
July 3rd, 2017

Solitude: How to Be Renewed by God’s Presence

Andrew Hood

I used to think I could check the “solitude” box on the spiritual disciplines list because I’m an introvert. But it’s not that simple. People who love to sing aren’t always worshipping. People who love to be alone aren’t always in solitude.  Solitude is not escape ...

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2 Ways My Life Changed by Living Levitically for a Week
June 19th, 2017

2 Ways My Life Changed by Living Levitically for a Week

Joanna Mikhail

Leviticus is one of those books I used to skim over as I read through the Bible. I didn’t understand the laws—many of them felt arbitrary and bizarre. But as I read Psalm 119 I was struck by how the psalmist spoke of delighting in, longing for, and loving ...

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What is the Biblical Portrayal of Women?
March 14th, 2017

What is the Biblical Portrayal of Women?

Jennifer M Buck

As a woman reading Scripture in the 21st century, I find myself torn over the Bibles portrayal of women. Certain passages tell stories of agency, valor and hope through the inclusion of brave women, while others are laments over the abuse and neglect of women within the ...

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How Can I Practice Christian Meditation?
February 21st, 2017

How Can I Practice Christian Meditation?

Christina Miller

Think back over your morning or day. What steps did you take to arrive right where you are, in this moment? Did your alarm go off this morning? Did you wake up on time? Did you get kids to school? Did you commute to work? What ...

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What Season of Life Are You in This New Year’s?
January 3rd, 2017

What Season of Life Are You in This New Year’s?

Dottie McLoughlin

I recently reached Senior Citizen status and was having a little trouble celebrating the event. It seemed a bit unreal—after all, wasnt I just 35 a year or two ago? Then I remembered: Oh yeah, the kids are married with families of their own. My husband and I downsized ...

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How Can You Find Your Identity in God?
December 6th, 2016

How Can You Find Your Identity in God?

Christina Miller

If someone asked, Who are you? how would you answer? You might tell them your occupation or job title: I am a teacher or community developer. You might tell them your role in relation to other people: I am Bobbys mom or Patricias sister. You might respond with your ...

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