Category: Spiritual Life

The Benefits of Dust

By Deborah Watson Dust gets a bad rap. We chase it out of our homes, or we think we should. So why a meditation on the benefits of dust? Even in the Bible, of...

Sex, Lies, and Community

By Tim Otto “…one of the greatest political contributions Christians can make to any social order in which they find themselves is to tell the truth and to be capable of receiving the truth.”...

That Time I Hated Someone

By Cindy Brandt Growing up conservative Christian there were a lot of protocols. Christian culture can be very formulaic. There were the prayers you had to pray a certain way, the testimonies of prescribed...

The Spiritual Significance of Chess

By David Williams On a recent Saturday afternoon I was at my friend John’s home where I sat across the table from his son, Frances, who has just turned five. Between us lay a chess...

Stillness: A Meditation

By Amy Knorr Why? Why do I even want to talk about, write about, think about this thing called stillness? Desperation, I think. Life moves so quickly, and every minute my very insides scream out,...

Waiting for Boaz

By Ivy Grimes Whatever you believe about the Biblical roles of men and women in society, if you’ve spent much time in a church singles group, you might agree with me that they’re typically...