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It's a Metaphor, Nicodemus!

Lillian Daniel

Literal thinkers drive me crazy.

Costs of Discipleship

Vicki Kemper

I don't know why God would kill a man who tried to keep the ark of the covenant from falling over—or why King David would think Uzzah's death was God's doing.

Ever Burning

John Edgerton

Promises like these from the Psalms are grand and wonderful.

The Joyful River and the Road of Resistance

Emily Heath

On the Monday of the week when this country reached the point of literal children being held in literal cages at the US/Mexico border (or at least became aware of it), I found myself fly fishing on a river near another border: the Canadian one.

Under Trees

Mary Luti

Years ago, several Israeli contractors overseeing the construction of the separation wall were prosecuted for stealing Palestinian olive trees.


Quinn G. Caldwell

Why can we so rarely manage to be the people we want to be, to consistently act the way we resolve to?

(Not) Widely Known

Jennifer Brownell

At the silent vigil, we are to walk three times in silence around a building.

Addicted to Guilt

Marchaé Grair

"You're addicted to feeling guilty," she said.

Something To Boast About

Kenneth L. Samuel

In the blockbuster movie, Black Panther, T'Challa returns to his native African home of Wakanda in order to replace his deceased father as king.


Matt Laney

My wife and I took a hot air balloon ride to celebrate our first year of marriage.