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Books of the Bible: Jobs

It’s comforting to pretend to know. It gives the illusion of control. If I know, maybe it won’t hurt so much. I can be prepared. I won’t have to rely on anyone else.


This summer, with a grant from the United Church of Christ’s Neighbors in Need offering, 24 high school students from an economically challenged Houston neighborhood learned about activism and carried out a local campaign for a $15 minimum-wage law. "It sparked something inside of me," one of the students said.


Mary Luti

We hold our breath and wait: "For the world now groaning, is there life? Is there life for you, Holy One?"


Kenneth L. Samuel

Among the faithful, death has always held a certain fascination and a certain attraction. 


Quinn G. Caldwell

They call it l'esprit de l'escalier.  It's French for "the spirit of the stairs," or more to the point, "the stair wit."


Richard L. Floyd

I was taught never to say, "Shut up!" It was considered rude. So I still don't.


Mary Luti

There's wisdom that comes with growing old.


Quinn G. Caldwell

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that one of the great things about art is that it is not, strictly speaking, needed.


John A. Nelson

Doctrinal cross-examination leads us into a fog of seeming rationality that actually obscures the Creator.