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Martin B. Copnehaver
I was a bit taken aback when I opened the gospel reading in the lectionary for today and found that it told the story of the Annunciation—the announcement that Mary is to give birth to the Son of God.
John A. Nelson
In many Bible passages that contrast "world" and "spirit," it can seem that the Bible takes sides: bad world; good spirit.
If I were called to it, I could easily write a television series based on my [former] dating life. It was that dramatic.
A lot of what good mothers do is translate.
John A. Nelson
Many of us, probably most, are inundated in one way or another. There's good company — and understanding and support — among those who are struggling.
In Isaiah, God says that the gift of the Spirit transforms the people to be like trees in the desert.
The relative power of God to intervene in the happenings of our world is perhaps one of the most unresolved tenets of progressive Christianity.
Jennifer Garrison Brownell
An earnest and thoughtful person looked worriedly into my face and asked me if I had accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. Was I, in short, saved?
I stand with a sandwich sign that says "Blessings to Go" on one side and "Ask me for a blessing" on the other. And the amazing thing? People do ask.
We aren't here to own anything, but to receive everything; not to finish anything, but to participate in something.