Holy Dysfunction
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:05 -0500

God enters the world in infinite ways. For Christians, the most important way was through a blended, non-traditional family with very imperfect ancestors.

Author: Matthew Laney
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Turn on the Lamps
Mon, 21 Dec 2020 00:00:01 -0500

We want a glimpse of the face of God, reassuring us that we are not alone, that the cycle of death and rebirth has not stalled but will continue.

Author: Martha Spong
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With or From?
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Invasive species tend to take over and cause all kinds of problems, and there’s no species more invasive than humans. We’ve left no corner of the planet untouched.

Author: Quinn Caldwell
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Delights of Discipline
Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:03 -0500

‘Discipline’ can be overused when it comes from a disciplinarian with an axe to grind. But discipline – the steady practices of disciples – can lead to wonders, too.

Author: John Nelson
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Advent’s Thirst
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:05 -0500

A week before Christmas, we may know the psalmist’s thirst. We may feel their loneliness. If that’s true for you, take time to drink and drink and drink in the river of God’s love.

Author: Talitha Arnold
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Wherever This Water Flows
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 00:00:04 -0500

Changing times always call for changing strategies, but certain things remain consistent. The thirst for the Love and Grace that regenerates the soul is immutable.

Author: Kenneth Samuel
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The Mother of the Forest
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 01:38:18 -0500

The Mother cries out, not in death throes but in labor pains, which are just beginning. Hopeful scripture reminds us that at every turning we can call out evildoing.

Author: Molly Baskette
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Bowling for Tyrants
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 02:17:29 -0500

In each generation we face tyranny and inequality, famine and oppression. In each generation, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to do our part to knock them down.

Author: Jennifer Brownell
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Grace
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 00:00:03 -0500

My friend could have written me off, but I’m so blessed she didn’t. I’m unsure who I would be if she had only seen me for who I was and not for who I could be.

Author: Marchae Grair
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Lights in the Darkness
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Advent is a season but also a way of life. As a way of life, it means trusting that God is coming even when the evidence of God’s presence and power may seem in short supply.

Author: Anthony Robinson
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And All the Merry-Hearted Sigh
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 00:00:05 -0500

In Advent, we kneel in this devastated wasteland of our own making, and thirst and thirst until we finally feel how much we need a savior.

Author: Mary Luti
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Word Power
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Instead of tweets, status updates, and word-slinging in the comments section, we can rehumanize the digital distance between our keyboards and people’s screens on the other end.

Author: Phiwa Langeni
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Glow-in-the-Dark What?
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Having faith in God’s promises doesn’t let us off the hook. Instead, faith frees us from paralyzing fear and despair. Faith frees us to take courageous action.

Author: John Edgerton
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A Wild and Interesting God
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Sometimes you can’t really find the center, because the center is a wheel in the middle of the wheel, which is in the middle of a wheel. Core is lost. Corazon is lost.

Author: Donna Schaper
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Protect the Herd
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Until the day when Isaiah’s vision comes true – that the wolf lies down with the lamb – we’ll only get glimpses of peace. But those glimpses are worth it.

Author: Kaji Dousa
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