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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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
December 23rd, 2019

Join in singing a 280-year-old Christmas Carol

Bryan Park

I have a particular fondness for old hymns of the faith. A good hymn allows us to sing Scripture, and when we sing Scripture, we’re interacting with the Bible, which shapes our choices and transforms our relationships. And since we are just a few days away from Christmas, I’d ...

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Get ready: Scripture practices for Advent
December 9th, 2019

Get ready: Scripture practices for Advent

John Skillen

Every year at Christmas time my family looks forward to watching the “Service of Lessons and Carols” televised from King’s College in Cambridge, England. The singing is exhilarating, and so is the beautiful reading of the passages from Scripture that foretell and narrate the birth of Jesus. The readers’ ...

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God Welcomes Your ‘Messiness’
November 25th, 2019

God Welcomes Your ‘Messiness’

Heather Drew

Where did all these feelings come from? All of my life I have been called an “emotional person.” But here is a fact: everyone is an “emotional person.” Emotions are natural and normal, and there are a variety of ways we can express them. Our emotions are created ...

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What would Jesus talk about at the table?
October 21st, 2019

What would Jesus talk about at the table?

Gary Wiley

I have been thinking a lot about Jesus’s encounters with people at the dinner table. I wonder what it would be like to have him as a mealtime companion. What would he talk about? Would he walk the path of least resistance, trying his best not to bring up ...

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A Practice of Gratitude
October 14th, 2019

A Practice of Gratitude

Rachel Dawn Hayes

The Bible tells us to rejoice. All the time and in everything. I spend my days juggling a toddler, freelance work, volunteer positions, a husband, friends, and a household. I cook meals that are too complex. I regularly overschedule my days. I am not continuously mindful of my very ...

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