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Lots of Follows but Few Friends

Richard L. Floyd

The affection and intimacy Jesus had for his disciples offers a model of friendship that is in contrast to much of what passes for friendship in our time.


Don't Wait

Martin B. Copenhaver

In the last decade or so of my father's life he developed an interest in wine. 


The Dance of Faith

John A. Nelson

In a preaching conference, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Long told about the time he was approached by a parishioner with an interest in contemporary church music: "Could we start a praise band?" Dr. Long replied, "Sure, as long as we start a lament band, too."


Just Love

Kaji Douša

I do whatever I can to avoid talking about sex in church.


Mansions of Mysterious Metaphors

Lillian Daniel

The 1843 children's board game The Mansion of Happiness used a sixty-seven space spiral track to teach children the various Christian virtues and vices.


Savior

Matt Laney

This "savior" stuff doesn't come naturally to our contemporary, self-reliant, "can-do" culture. 


Holy (Waste)land

Vince Amlin

Brownsville, Texas is home to one of the most famous birdwatching spots in the country. 


Procrastinators Unite…Tomorrow

Marchaé Grair

Leaning in to God's plan for me isn't always easy because I am a control freak.


Welcome Home

John Nelson

In early 1993 a large group of Guatemalans, after nearly ten years of exile, had negotiated a return to their homeland.


*Gasp!*

Quinn G. Caldwell

I used to scoff, pretty hardcore, at certain ways of reading the Song of Songs.