The 4 Types of Nones

The 4 Types of Nones Lillian Daniel April 21, 2017   And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? – Matthew 5:47 NIV   These days, one out of three people under the age of 30 checks off “None” as their religious

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Both-And, not Either-Or

Both-And, not Either-Or John A. Nelson April 20, 2017   Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of

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Facing Injustice

Facing Injustice Kenneth L. Samuel April 18, 2017   John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come . . .  to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen. Look!  He is coming with the clouds;

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Beyond 6:8

Beyond 6:8 Quinn G. Caldwell April 17, 2017   You will again have compassion on us;     you will tread our sins underfoot     and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.     You will be faithful to Jacob,     and show love to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to

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Easter is for You

Easter is for You Matt Fitzgerald April 16, 2017   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. – 1 Corinthians 15:20   Mary Magdalene stumbled through the dawn until “Christ is risen” destroyed her faith in the grave. Mary heard it first, early in the morning. Death

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Why Don’t I Cry

Why Don’t I Cry Jennifer Brownell April 15, 2017   So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene

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Good Friday

Good Friday Vicki Kemper April 14, 2017   Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. – John 19:30   Just what is so good about Good Friday? In my town, we do well to draw 100 people to our ever-soulful, always-provocative ecumenical service. I like to think that’s because it happens in

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Donna Schaper April 13, 2017   This bread is my body. – 1 Corinthians 11: 13   We say we want a more “bodily” theology, more attachment to our bodies, even more embodiment. I am always mystified by these statements. This body? Or the one from the magazine? I know what kind of

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The Final Lap

The Final Lap Vince Amlin April 12, 2017   …let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith… – Hebrews 12:1-2   I joined the 8th grade track team to see more of my girlfriend. I was not a runner, and my

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