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Exposed

Kenneth L. Samuel

I grew up with a rather unfavorable view of tattletales and snitches.


No More Strategies

Quinn G. Caldwell

Naomi sends Ruth out to glean in the fields, and in a move that women everywhere will recognize, strategizes about how to protect her from being “bothered.” 


On Not Loving My Neighbor

Jennifer Brownell

Over a decade ago, on the first day we moved into The Little House in the Suburbs, the guy who lives across the street knocked on the front door.


How to be a Neighbor

Richard L. Floyd

Just before the parable of the Good Samaritan, a lawyer tried to trick Jesus so he asked him, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"


She Is Someone

Marchaé Grair

There’s a popular meme circulating that says: “She’s someone’s sister/mother/daughter/wife.”


For All the Saints Who Love Halloween

Lillian Daniel

At least on my block, All Saints Day is overshadowed by Halloween.


Death Beckons . . . and Heals

Anne Hoffman

You are bone tired.


It Was My Parents

Tony Robinson

The other day I stopped at a point on a trail in my beloved Wallowa Mountains where we had scattered the ashes of both my parents.


Self-Sustaining Justice

Kenneth L. Samuel

Human history is littered with just causes and noble campaigns that have fallen by the wayside.


All Ears

Mary Luti

On the day Jesus left Jericho for Jerusalem, he restored a beggar's sight.