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The Lord Forbid

by Fred Clark You probably haven’t heard many sermons about Joshebbasshebeth the Tahchemonite. His story is tucked away in 10 verses at the end of 2 Samuel and besides, not many preachers want to...

The Woman Under the Palm Tree

By Jenny Rae Armstrong I was nine years old when it happened, peering out the window of our second-story apartment in Monrovia, Liberia. The multiplex we lived in was in a good area, popular...

Lenten Devotion: Jesus Heals the…

By Sharon Watkins and Richard H. Lowery Read Luke 7:1–10. “A centurion there had a slave…” People of the United States* reading this passage need to stutter at the word slave, a reminder of...

John/Elijah

By Laura Coulter Every Saturday, by the highway near Wal-Mart, you see him standing there alone. Not much to notice about him, nothing leaps to the eye. Wiry hair gray as storm clouds. The...

The Futility of Lent

By Elrena Evans The alarm clock rings early, and I am still asleep when it rings—an oddity, for an erstwhile early riser. But I am full from stacks of pancakes and fastnachts consumed last...