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Matt Fitzgerald

Here's a middle-aged complaint: a bumper sticker offends me. 

Simple Church

Anthony B. Robinson

I have a feeling that this busy—too busy—church may be coming to an end, dying, in our own time. I have a sense that there's a yearning, deep and beyond easy articulation, for something we might call "simple church."

Pay it Forward

Molly Baskette

Charity can do a lot of good, but charity also sometimes brings dented castoffs from the back of the pantry to the food drive and calls it love.

Sometimes Spirits Need Shelters

Maren C. Tirabassi

Ellie adapted and adjusted to limitations caused by aging, redefining loss as opportunity. 

In the Twinkling of An Eye

Mary Luti

We don't know the moment God will choose to accomplish the good it would take us forever to do. It could be any moment. It could be every moment.

All About That Bass?

Matt Laney

Warning: I'm about to say something unchristian.

Whose Bus is It?

Donna Schaper

Very few of us are able to be free of our perch or our point of view.

Intensity in the Pew

Matt Fitzgerald

When I was a child church evoked two emotions: boredom and awe.

Loaves and (Gold)fishes

Elizabeth Griswold

Maybe the Bible's stories are alive all around us, and it's our job to find ways to tell the old, old stories in beautiful new ways.

The One Who Gives Us Room

Talitha Arnold

"When my mother was diagnosed with cancer," a friend shared recently, "one of the greatest gifts was the nurse in the oncologist's office."