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Be An Onlooker in a Gospel Story
May 27th, 2019

Be An Onlooker in a Gospel Story

Joy Clarkson

Legend has it that when Saint Bonaventure received the news that he had been elected a cardinal, he was washing dishes in the monastery kitchen. Never very impressed with the prestige of this world, he requested that the cardinal’s hat (a symbol of honor and authority) be hung on ...

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Cry in the Right Direction
May 20th, 2019

Cry in the Right Direction

Matt Cohen

“Matt, I think you’re depressed.” The statement shocked me because my wife is not given to exaggeration. Thankfully, because I was shocked I was also speechless, so she was able to continue. For about an hour or so, my wife helped me to see things that, as a pastor, ...

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Always Learning, Never Knowing
May 13th, 2019

Always Learning, Never Knowing

Mike Anderson

This is the fifth installment in a series of blog posts addressing Jesus’s promise that his followers who abide in his Word will know the truth (John 8:31-32). Shortly after I became a Christian, the leaders in the ministry ...

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Can the Bible help you be a good mom?
May 6th, 2019

Can the Bible help you be a good mom?

Liz Wann

As I scroll through Facebook, I see blog posts for potty training your toddler over the weekend, how to get your kids to listen, and how to get your kids to eat right. I read one post that tells moms to cloth diaper their babies and feed them homemade ...

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Engaging in Scripture with our hearts and our hands
April 29th, 2019

Engaging in Scripture with our hearts and our hands

Catherine Ricketts

Scripture, Animated It was January, dark by five, and bone-cold. I arrived at the party early, shivering as I slid off my coat. Inside, the tree was lit, the candles blazed, and the children pleaded for me to try their game. “We’re journeying to the Christ Child!” a ...

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The Death of Death
April 22nd, 2019

The Death of Death

Rosalie J. Karjala

It’s Easter morning, and I’m tucked in between my mother and father on the church pew, shivering a bit from the walk through the spring rain. I feel the swell of the organ as the voices of the congregation rise around me in rich harmonies. The joyous fervor of ...

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Why Did Jesus Want to Eat That Last Supper?
April 15th, 2019

Why Did Jesus Want to Eat That Last Supper?

Suzy Silk

Almost every Sunday, churches across America remember Jesus’s “Last Supper” as they take communion together. Eating bread or wafers and drinking grape juice or wine, they recount Jesus’s words: “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. … This cup ...

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The One-Another Approach to Bible Reading
April 8th, 2019

The One-Another Approach to Bible Reading

Matt Cohen

I became a runner when I was twenty-one. I tried running several times before, but it never stuck. I would go out for a run by myself, start way too fast, and give up with a painful side stitch after only five minutes. It was incredibly discouraging. Everything changed ...

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