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God, Rid Me of God

Matt Laney

Every so often someone will confide this to me: "I'm not sure I believe in God anymore..."


Start With One

Vicki Kemper

Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep to help us understand how precious we are to God: How the Good Shepherd cannot bear to lose even one beloved one to predators, thieves, lousy judgment, a poor sense of direction, or plain bad luck.


Extinction Behavior

Molly Baskette

Anyone who has ever trained a puppy or raised a child knows the power of consistency in engraining new behaviors or habits in them.


Change Your Mind

Mary Luti

Here's a story about words and deeds.


Beforeness

Tony Robinson

Chances are good that you've heard this verse, or a version of it, prayed before many a sermon.


In Good News and Bad

Emily C. Heath

Earlier this year I had a health scare.


Making the Case

Kaji Douša

The Syrophoenician woman was bold to make her ask of him.


O Lord—How Long?

Christina Villa

Everyone has their favorite scripture texts, and this is one of mine (along with "How long, O Lord?" from Psalm 13).


What Have You to Do With Us?

Talitha Arnold

Jesus had just come out of the wilderness, called his first followers, and was in the middle of his first sermon in Capernaum.


Poor

Quinn G. Caldwell

Am I the only person who worries when the Bible says this type of airy fairy thing about the poor?