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A Difficult Curriculum

Discerning God’s voice in the midst of the struggle by Tim Otto “But the serpent said to the woman. ‘You will not die; for the God knows that when you eat of it your...

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Giving Thanks and Thankful Giving

by Greg Paul Thanksgiving may be the last communal and contemplative annual event in North America. Ramadan is for Muslims; Passover, Yom Kippur and other holy days are observed by Jews; Diwali, Dharma Day,...

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Warriors, Women Are

by Andrea Cumbo-Floyd Lying against that hospital bed, her head elevated to help her breathe and her knees bent to ease the pain caused by the cancer eating at her spine, she looked so...

"Celestial" by Tamara Natalie Madden (TamaraNatalieMadden.com)

Walking on the Edge for the Lord

by Tonetta Landis It happened in the large but very ordinary fellowship hall of my Southern church, bright with florescent lights. long tables had been arranged in a U, the same tables that I...

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Two-Way Ministry

What prison inmates taught me about missions by Jeff Goins My first time behind bars was less than a year after graduating from college. I had joined an affiliate music ministry of Youth for...

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Ecclesia Behind the Razor Wire

Church communities are on the rise inside America’s prisons…and so is their indigenous leadership by Harold Dean Trulear The sun shone brightly overhead in a high, cloudless sky as we entered the Joseph Harp...

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Do I Have a Story?

Can the church learn to listen to gay Christians? by Joshua Gonnerman Homosexuality has become an increasingly significant focus in the public arena, far more so than one would expect considering the small percentage...

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Drinkable Book

by Jennifer Carpenter Water Is Life has been working towards improving world water health and sanitation since 2007.  You may have seen the video they created, using people from the poorest country in the...