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Fruitful, Focused, Unflustered

Jennifer Brownell

I was fifteen years old the first time I knew I was a gnat - that is, relatively insignificant and brief in the scheme of creation.

God Wants You Back

Tony Robinson

Sisters and brothers, God wants you back. God wants us back.

First Things First

Richard L. Floyd

My secular friends sometimes ask me, "Why the church?"

Always Dealing with God

Bob Thompson

During our crises we might be tempted to blame or belittle God. 

Looking Past the Peril

John A. Nelson

Any religious teaching can be solidified into doctrine, which strains out its poetry, sifts out its dynamism, and hollows out its heart.


Kaji Douša

What if God's voice were in a higher register than we were prepared to hear?

You Can't Step in the Same River Twice

Lillian Daniel

The winter river has surprised me with its beauty.


Matt Laney

God revealed God's heart through the face of Jesus Christ. It was a message of divine warmth and tenderness wrapped in human flesh. 

The Joy of Tests

Vince Amlin

I have often thought of tests of faith like ordinary exams, asking me what I already know, making sure I did the required reading.

Spiritual Things

Molly Baskette

In orthodox Christianity, possessions are suspect. But there are some 'things' that exert a powerfully beneficial force over our spirits.