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...

Psalm of Praise: A Meditation

By Elrena Evans Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary;     praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power;     praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding...

2019: Building Your Wisdom Pyramid

Editor’s Note: To start our New Year, we’re re-running Aimee Fritz’s introduction to her series on Brett McCracken’s “Wisdom Pyramid.” If you would like to read the rest of the series, you may do so here:...

A Christmas Eve Reflection

By Elrena Evans In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria....

God’s Strange Art

By Makoto Fujimura A teenage girl claims an angel told her she’d have a virgin birth. Her fiancé is hesitant to believe her. She gives birth in a stable. The people who come to visit...

The Subversion of Advent

By Al Tizon How can a baby born during oppressed times in impoverished conditions save the world? It can’t, unless that baby is Emmanuel, God With Us! The anticipation of the birth of Emmanuel...

Prayer of Confession

By Martin Luther King, Jr. Thou Eternal God, out of whose absolute power and infinite intelligence the whole universe has come into being, we humbly confess that we have not loved thee with our...