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A Loaded Statement and the Benefit of the Doubt

Lillian Daniel

Sometimes when Christians say, "I'll pray for you," it's a loaded statement.


Beating Up Brother

Matthew Laney

Wouldn't it be nice if, when people heard the word "Christian," they thought "Oh you mean those people who are all about peace, non-violence, conflict resolution and love?"  


Knee-deep

Alison J. Buttrick Patton

When trouble strikes, it is impulse to ask, "Why me?"  It's something of a spiritual discipline to ask instead, "What's it like for others?


Gaps

Mary Luti

God demands change, but it can seem like a set-up. Doesn't God know I'm a walking gap between resolution and deed?


Prison Perspectives

Kenneth L. Samuel

Some of my greatest insights have come in the midst of my own restrictions and inhibitions.  


No More of This!

Matt Fitzgerald

It's time to lay our weapons down.


Sabbath

Donna Schaper

Going to worship every week? I doubt it.


Redeem

Quinn G. Caldwell

When was the last time you heard the word "redeem" outside of church?


God, Help Me Not to Mess This Up

Emily C. Heath

What would it be like if we each started our day with a quick prayer asking God to help us not mess up?


Raised Expectations

Vince Amlin

"What do you expect of me as a fellow church member?"