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Trivia Take Over

Kenneth Samuel

Trivial pursuits may interest certain persons, but when they become our public preoccupation and cause us to miss the majors in pursuit of the minors... we find ourselves perpetually drowning in the kiddie pool.


The Girls at Camp Take God Seriously

Matt Fitzgerald

Dear God, keep me from speaking your name, unless I mean it.


The Next Reformation

Donna Schaper

This month we begin a year of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.


Moving Mountains

Tony Robinson

You take a wild and wooly word from Jesus like this one about faith moving mountains and learn to whittle it down, to domesticate it, to nuance it, to explain it.


Cheering for Jesus!

Richard L. Floyd

I was overcome with emotion, because I knew they weren't cheering for me.


A Song in a Weary Throat

Talitha Arnold

The Psalmist reminds us how to sing.


Jesus and the Peloton

Kaji Douša

Something in me does not trust a crowd.


What Do You Want?

Emily C. Heath

When things in our lives are hardest, sometimes that's a sign that we need to take a first step towards healing.


Hell is a Place Where the Visitors Wear Name Tags

Lillian Daniel

Everything we do in church ought to include the possibility that this is not a show we put on for one another, but a powerful connection between all of humanity and God.


Remembering Names

Matt Laney

Scripture says our names are "engraved on the palms of [God's] hands" not unlike the tattooed names we find on people today as statements of love and fidelity.