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Palm Sunday Intrigue
April 6th, 2020

Palm Sunday Intrigue

Gary Wiley

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! This past weekend we celebrated Palm Sunday. We looked on at the celebration from the outside, as we still cannot gather publicly for worship. Ironically, that may have been a fitting reality this time—seeing this from ...

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Prayer for Restoration in Our Suffering
March 30th, 2020

Prayer for Restoration in Our Suffering

Gary Wiley

Dear readers, we find ourselves in a challenging time as a nation. Our lives have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 outbreak. Some of us are unable to leave our homes, some have lost employment, some are sick, and some of our loved ones have died. We can’t ...

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Only 9 Months ’til Christmas
March 23rd, 2020

Only 9 Months ’til Christmas

Gary Wiley

It’s too early to think about Christmas! If you are observing the season of Lent, you know that we are in the fourth week of Lent with less than three weeks until the great celebration of Easter. Celebrating Christmas is probably not on your radar at all. And ...

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Our Wisdom Is Foolishness to God
March 16th, 2020

Our Wisdom Is Foolishness to God

Gary Wiley

Boy, we don’t like to hear that! All of our accumulated wisdom from over 7 billion people multiplied over millennia adds up to a bunch of foolishness. The apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:18-19a, “Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, ...

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Memorization: Getting God’s Word Inside You
March 9th, 2020

Memorization: Getting God’s Word Inside You

Peter Edman

Memorization has been on my mind and on my task list recently, including preparing a list of the top 10 Bible passages everyone should memorize. One candidate for that top-ten list of memory verses is Paul’s reminder in Philippians 4:8 to “fill your mind with those things that are ...

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Journey with Jesus in the Desert
March 2nd, 2020

Journey with Jesus in the Desert

Christina Miller

The season of Lent is upon us, beginning last week with Ash Wednesday. In many churches, clergy traced ashes across recipients’ foreheads, reciting the words, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return.” This somber reminder led us into a 40-day journey, mirroring Jesus’s time of ...

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
February 24th, 2020

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Gary Wiley

Marked for all to see I’ll never forget the first time I received ashes on my forehead on Ash Wednesday. I was part of a non-denominational church in New York City, a church that, although it was a relatively new church plant, was committed to be grounded in ...

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Corrective Surgery from the Bible
February 10th, 2020

Corrective Surgery from the Bible

Randy Petersen

Truth has taken a beating in the last few years. From the White House to the Vatican, the concern for “fake news” is talked about, but the reality of deception is as old as Genesis. We can blame the Internet for getting falsehood out faster than before. We ...

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