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Keep It In the Ground

Donna Schaper

On this Earth Day, my mouth is shut and my praise diminished because of my dismay.

Is Lite Rock Evil?

Matt Fitzgerald

That's the thing with evil. It isn't always obvious. It slips, it slides, it insinuates itself. 

When Someone Pisses You Off

Jesus' antagonists here in the Gospel of John were deeply pissed, so much so that they were ready to stone him.

"Prone to Wander"

Richard L. Floyd

One of the earliest and most abiding Christian insights about human nature is that we were made for God, but keep turning away.

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.