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Whole Cost Accounting

Donna Schaper

What if it is true that it would cost less to resolve poverty than it does to sustain it?  What if it was true that it would cost less to resolve the environmental crisis than to sustain it?


Room

Mary Luti

When I was young, I knew a family that was fanatically protective of their  living room. The armchairs and sofa had plastic covers. The carpet was unblemished. The end tables were Pledged to an impossible sheen.


Turn or Burn?

Matt Laney

Have you ever looked up through your windshield and seen a billboard that said "If you die tonight are you sure you would go to heaven?"


All Things to All People

Elissa Johnk

Being everything to everyone usually means nothing to anyone. 


Coffins at Costco

Matt Fitzgerald

You can run from death. You can immerse yourself in the surface, diverted by screens and magazines, distracted from everything, including existence itself.


Flood

Quinn G. Caldwell

While I've never for one second fretted that God might intentionally open the fountains of the deep, I think a great deal about the ways we seem to be hellbent on doing that ourselves. 


"Clinton is a Sinner And So Are You!"

Don Camp

Repent! Turn about!


Ashes, Dust and Stardust

Donna Schaper

Mid-Lent is a good moment to remember Ash Wednesday.


All Things Are Yours

Kenneth L. Samuel

Our world is full of countless either/or choices.


He Knew

Mary Luti

Nothing thrown back to wound or destroy—this is the gospel whose ministers we are. Offer it to someone today.