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OMG! I just took God’s name in vain!

Richard L. Floyd

Words have power, and the words we use about God are among the most powerful there are.

"O Lord—how long?"

Christina Villa

"O Lord—how long?" can just be a prayer for patience in places like the airport or the department of motor vehicles—or it can be something more.

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Martin B. Copenhaver

Would you sing under these circumstances? 


Quinn G. Caldwell

God never just frees people from things; God always also frees them for things.

How Long?

Elissa Johnk

While I might feel that the virulence and frequency of racial violence is increasing, it's not. I am just slowly awakening to the privilege of my own life experiences.

Drawn Out to Draw Others

Kenneth L. Samuel

Is there any connection between the debacles from which God saves us, and the duties to which God calls us? 

Is the Pope Protestant?

Donna Schaper

Perhaps you join me in being enthused by the Pope’s encyclical. 

In Parables

John A. Nelson

Some Bible stories (most, probably) have different messages depending on your circumstances.

Good Law, Beautiful Faith

Donna Schaper

Religious people are right when we say that there are laws and customs, and ways to do things that help control borders. 

Before You Eat That Carrot…

Martin B. Copenhaver

Researchers have found that performing a simple ritual before a meal can enhance the experience—the flavor of the food is intensified, the meal is enjoyed more.