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Sides and Strays for Thanksgiving

Donna Schaper

Thanksgiving Day is approaching and everyone's mind has turned to sides and strays . . . . The experimentation is all in the sides and strays.  

The Death of Church

Elissa Johnk

I'm so tired of hearing about the impending Death of Church.

Lifted Up

Matt Fitzgerald

Jesus promised "When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself."

A Mighty Fortress

Emily C. Heath

Our hymnals have often rightly been stripped of overtly militaristic language. We are no longer Christian soldiers marching as to war.


Robert Ochoa

The first time I encountered the idea of being saved by grace and not works, it ran so contrary to the religious upbringing of my youth in a Mexican American neighborhood of East Los Angeles. 

Is God Easy or Hard?

Molly Baskette

Sometimes, when I am sitting with someone who is in a lot of pain, I will ask them, "Have you prayed about it?" About half the time, they say no.

Refusing to Shrink Back

Emily C. Heath

The moment the Supreme Court decision reached us in Cleveland, the entire room broke out into applause, tears, and praise.

Ask and Receive

Donna Schaper

Get up tomorrow morning and get help to get over old injuries. Have a resurrection breakfast. 


Tony Robinson

 Jesus himself doesn't speak of the family in a simple or unproblematic way. He challenges family and redefines it—radically.

Relax, It's Saturday

Lillian Daniel

How long is your "to-do" list for this Saturday?