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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.

The God of the Far Off

Richard L. Floyd

Jesus tells us that even those who are unable to reach out to God discover that God is reaching out to them.

"In Each Other’s Eyes"

Matt Fitzgerald

Back when I was terrified of making mistakes a couple asked me to pray at their wedding. The day of the wedding I overslept and arrived just before the service began.


John A. Nelson

Friends and family who are in recovery have said that Psalm 30 speaks truth.