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The Earth: More Than a Footnote 

Talitha Arnold

"All God's critters got a place in your choir."

"He Could Not Go!"

Jeff Nelson

The effectiveness of any tool depends on whether it suits the one who needs it.

In the Twinkling of An Eye

Mary Luti

If life can be extinguished in a moment, surely a moment is all God needs to make life new.


Vicki Kemper

Pronouns are more important than you think.

Gotta Have It

Matt Laney

 "Do not covet your neighbor's stuff" is the last of the Ten Commandments. I would have put it first.

Sleepless Nights

Vince Amlin

Unsurprisingly, my first year as a parent has been full of sleepless nights.

Why I Need Church More than It Needs Me

Molly Baskette

I am getting to find out whether I am a good person, living a good life, without a church.

Gather Up the Duct Tape

Talitha Arnold

The Christian church has many symbols for Resurrection—lilies, eggs, butterflies. I'd like to add some more—a sock, plastic tubing, and duct tape. 

High Horse

Quinn G. Caldwell

Stories, especially the important ones, have a way of picking up embellishments and details over time.

Finding the Perfect Church

Richard L. Floyd

After I retired from active pastoral ministry my wife and I were ecclesiastically homeless for a few years. We went to church, but we couldn't commit to one.