God’s Preferred Material
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Remember choosing teams for this or that, and dreading being chosen last? Last is God’s preferred candidate. The unlikely is God’s idea of a good time.

Author: Tony Robinson
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Can You Keep a Secret?
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Secrets are destructive. To families. To congregations. To bodies. They divide us. They drive us to avoid each other. They make understanding impossible.

Author: Vince Amlin
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Organists and Sinners
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:05 -0500

Jesus caught a lot of criticism from the religious leaders about the company he kept. Those leaders ended up sounding pretty unkind, and a little too sure they were in the right.

Author: Martha Spong
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A House, A Temple, A Tent, A Shelter
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:01 -0500

It’s a temptation to believe we will find God only if we build the perfect structure and light the candles lit correctly. But God is ready to live with you wherever you are.

Author: Jennifer Brownell
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Turn, Turn, Turn
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:00:03 -0500

The ancestors are whispering, and just like the breeze they’re about to shout. Turn. Chant a different tune, set a new pace, call forth a shifted order that says: you matter.

Author: Kaji Douša
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Listen Up
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:33:39 -0500

What did Isaiah say in troubled times? In a word: reconnect with the One who was both the first and the last, who had laid the foundation of the earth and heavens.

Author: Talitha Arnold
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The Finger and The Moon
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:33:36 -0500

The Bible that points to God is not God. The theology that points to God is not God. The church that points to God is not God. The pastor who points to God is not God.

Author: Matthew Laney
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On Not Knowing
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

To be faced with something we don’t know can feel quite shameful. For a lot of us, especially in some circles, not knowing can feel like a crime. Rather than risk it, we nod knowingly.

Author: Quinn Caldwell
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A Better Me
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:00:04 -0500

I get defensive more than I’d like to admit. I look at my flaws and can’t imagine someone would love me. But people who love me don’t shield me from the ways I need to evolve.

Author: Marchae Grair
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Good Morning
Sat, 18 Jan 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Joy comes when we understand that desperate times cannot prevent the fulfillment of God’s promise in our lives. Even in the night, God is moving us toward better days.

Author: Kenneth Samuel
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Hand and Foot
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Be grateful if you’ve been on the receiving end of selflessness, but don’t regard the service of others as their duty and your right.

Author: Mary Luti
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Welcoming Questions
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Things seem so hard right now. Disturbance drives us deep, below the rocks, into our cores. We can welcome disturbance as something pregnant with good.

Author: Donna Schaper
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Bruised, Broken, Smoldering, Snuffed Out
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:03 -0500

Headlines full of over-the-top violent imagery agitate our inflamed emotions and rub the raw places in our spirits. Be mindful of where they lead, and remember Who you follow.

Author: John Edgerton
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:03 -0500

We sometimes live in a full-sun spirituality that can make our eyes ache. We need the respite of night, the salvific hibernation of a rainy winter day, the relief of tears.

Author: Molly Baskette
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Password Power
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Blessed, indeed, are the people who’ve wised up to only having to know one password. That one password relieves the pressure of thinking they can do it on their own.

Author: Phiwa Langeni
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