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Learn From My Bible-Reading Mistakes
October 7th, 2019

Learn From My Bible-Reading Mistakes

Tara-Leigh Cobble

For years I struggled with Bible reading. Not only was Scripture challenging to understand, but that challenge also left me with a lack of desire to read it. Every day I felt defeated before I even started; and most days I didn’t start at all.  I ...

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 I’ll Say a Little Prayer For You
September 30th, 2019

I’ll Say a Little Prayer For You

Gary Wiley

Early in my marriage, my wife used to ask me to “whisper a prayer” whenever a situation would arise. I thought her expression was quaint, maybe even lacking a degree of seriousness. However, it was not like her to take prayer lightly. In those early years of our marriage, ...

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Why Read Matthew’s Gospel?
September 23rd, 2019

Why Read Matthew’s Gospel?

Mark Giacobbe

There’s something I’ve noticed when I get together with old friends to talk about days gone by: we remember the same events differently. Sometimes these differences involve discrepancies that beg to be resolved. But usually they involve different perspectives; different angles on the same event, with ...

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The Cross On Which Jesus—and Our Old Self—Died
September 16th, 2019

The Cross On Which Jesus—and Our Old Self—Died

Joseph Bentz

The cross, the central symbol of the Christian faith, holds such power for believers that they are often willing to go to great lengths to display it. In a remote field in Lithuania tens of thousands of crosses of every imaginable size and design have been planted on a ...

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The Feast of Lady Wisdom
September 9th, 2019

The Feast of Lady Wisdom

Joy Clarkson

There is an image in my mind which was planted in the earliest dawn of my memory, and which I hope will remain with me into the twilight of old age. It is of my mother reading her Bible. She sits enthroned on her overstuffed blue chair, ensconced in ...

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The Most Famous Embrace
September 2nd, 2019

The Most Famous Embrace

Joseph Bentz

One clue that a fictional character has become truly influential in a culture is when that character is known by people who have never read the novels or seen the films in which that character first appeared. Many people know who Sherlock Holmes is even if they have never ...

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The Truth That Sets You Free
August 26th, 2019

The Truth That Sets You Free

Mike Anderson

“Don’t you know you aren’t supposed to do that? God tells us not to. You know better.” Growing up around church but frequently found breaking the rules, I was used to appeals like these to correct my behavior. There was a measure of truth in them that resonated with ...

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The Cry of the Oppressed
August 19th, 2019

The Cry of the Oppressed

Brendan Michael

Can getting angry ever be a good thing? That depends on how we think about anger. What is the purpose of anger? American theologian Tim Keller defines anger as “love in motion toward a threat to that which you love.” 1  This is the “righteous anger” of which we often speak. One ...

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