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LIFE, FAITH, AND THINGS THAT MATTER

 

Contentment Series: A Lasting Merger (Part 6)

Often when we try to combine the concepts of “The Gospels” with “money and finances,” we come out with a Franciscan friar mentality of...

A Psalm of Peter: A Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the...

Prayer for Right Priorities

From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those temporarily residing abroad (in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and...

A Seat at the Table of Divine Fellowship

How do we explain the Trinity? Is it like an apple? Like water vapor? Like three parts of one egg — shell, white, and yoke? Or is the...

Review of 'Circular' (TED Radio Hour)

Pop quiz: What do donuts, oysters, food waste, old plastic, and thrift stores have in common? As I've mentioned before, one of my...

Savior in our boat

When waters rise around us now, Lord, take your stand upon our helm. Silence wind and wave that rise; Calm tempest that seeks to...

Prayer of Identity

Lord Jesus, the power of your life within us has made us completely new. By our union with you, our spirits are alive, and that life has...

Good Gifts from the Father

My one-and-a-half year old is at that phase where her personality is starting to come out more — which means demands and opinions! We are...

Prayer for the School Day

God, as you have made our minds, Grant us wisdom today as we learn. God, as you have made our hearts, We open them to you; fill us with...

Humanity's Original Mission

It's the year 2505. Trash mountains have become the landscape. No one knows how to grow food because they’ve bought into a marketing ad...

A Psalm of Union

Bless the Lord, who from his fullness gives us grace upon grace. He fills our empty places with the riches of his life and presence....

Prayer for Christ's Joy

Triune God, we praise you that you have built into your world things that bring us joy. Help us to open our hearts to the big and small...

Reconsidering Joy

All my life I’ve grown up under the evangelical auspice that joy is one of two things: 1) Jesus-Others-You, or 2) A sensation deeper and...

Charting a course

I’ll admit, I was a reluctant dad. Growing up, I never was one of those guys who said, “I just can’t wait to have a family and be a dad.”...

It would have been enough (dayenu)

Almost two decades ago I attended a Passover Seder as a way to prepare for Good Friday. I’ll never forget the moment at which everyone...

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