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A Glass Darkly

Mary Luti

A cartoon shows a pastor meeting with the chairperson of the church council.


Too Much of What We Want

Kenneth L. Samuel

Upon their exodus out of Egyptian slavery, God instructed the Hebrews to abandon the worship of idols their parents engaged in while they were in bondage, and to direct their devotions toward the one God who had heard their pleas and secured their liberation.


"I've never driven a golf cart and I hate Kid Rock."

Matt Fitzgerald

I don't travel much, but I've been to Canada. Here's what I heard: "Oh. You're an American."


Did we come all this way to meet no one but ourselves?

Lillian Daniel

Tamar Elad-Appelbaum was raised in an orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem.


It's What's Inside

Tony Robinson

One August day, when I was a young pastor, a group of people showed up at the church office demanding to know if I had been "born again."


The Great Laboratory of Love

Richard L. Floyd

A pastor friend of mine is known to have told his congregation, "If there isn't somebody here who rubs you the wrong way you need to come around more often."


A Funeral for a Frog

Martin B. Copenhaver

"Shady is dead," my wife Karen said to me, with more concern than grief in her voice.


Worth a Second Look

John A. Nelson

Idolatry is bad: soul-killingly bad.


God is still sleeping

Kaji Douša

The idea of Jesus sleeping seems…bizarre.


Follow Me

Traci Blackmon

Whenever I read the gospel accounts of how Jesus organized The Discipleship Movement I am reminded of how important it is to understand the roles of both leader and ally.