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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Failure can be a pathway to success
February 10th, 2020

Failure can be a pathway to success

Josh Lawson

Like it or not, failure is an inevitable part of life. We face it at work, at home, and in ministry. Unfortunately, society doesn’t place a high degree of value on failure, so people are not often equipped to deal with it when it comes. But failure can be ...

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Does Social Media Make You Anxious?
January 27th, 2020

Does Social Media Make You Anxious?

Kari E. Randall

My friends are railing about politics on Facebook again. I’m exhausted. My social media feeds brim with news of violence, incivility, and decidedly un-neighborly behavior with no end in sight. And that’s just in the United States. Does it feel the same for you? ...

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The Bible for the World in 2020
December 30th, 2019

The Bible for the World in 2020

Alasdair Wallace

Alasdair Wallace – Bible Advocacy Campaign Manager, Scottish Bible Society I can sometimes forget that when I’m reading the Bible: what I’m looking at is a translation. And not just a translation into English from the original languages of Hebrew ...

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