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Cities of Refuge

Jennifer Brownell

In ancient times, cities of refuge like Bezer were designated as safe places to await trial for those who had mistakenly caused another's death.

What You are Getting Into

Molly Baskette

Last month, four American soldiers died, ambushed on a routine mission in Niger.


Quinn G. Caldwell

Esther is a Jewish woman living in the Persian Empire.

Old and New

Mary Luti

Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) was a Congregational minister, entrepreneur, and antiquarian. Appalled by the shoddiness of machine-made things, he championed old things made by hand. 

Truth and Tradition

Kenneth L. Samuel

My Pentecostal/Holiness upbringing was full of religious traditions and restrictions.

Just Like Us

Bob Thompson

Elijah is one of the most theatrical and mysterious figures in the Bible. 

Broken Hearts

William H. Armstrong

Like an old broken record that keeps playing the same tune, the verse about the brokenhearted is constantly replaying in my mind.


Tony Robinson

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

The Weightier Matters

Richard L. Floyd

Jesus was quick to spot religious hypocrisy.

Harlot or Hotel Owner: What's in a Name?

Talitha Arnold

"Rahab the Harlot." That's what I first learned about the woman of Jericho who saved the lives of the two Israelite spies. Perhaps you did, too.