11 Mar 2020

The Gift of Equality

  From my earliest childhood memories, I recall a young version of myself lining up toys that I could find in our house—dolls, stuffed animals, and even an Ultimate Warrior

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31 Jan 2020

Four soul–searching questions from the Bible

I believe that Christians are people of the Bible. As a child of God, I stand firm in the faith that the Bible is the living Word of the living

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02 Dec 2019

A spiritual assessment for the new year

As this calendar year comes to an end, the natural tendency is to look back and ask “What big milestones were there? How have I changed? Were there defining moments?

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01 Nov 2019

Seeing Jesus

Two years ago, my family and I began preparing and serving hot meals in the village of Spring Valley, New York. We joined this ministry, which has been carried out

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02 Oct 2019

The Communion of Empty Hands

Thomas Pettepiece tells the story of a group of political prisoners who gathered on Easter morning to celebrate communion. They had no bread; they had no wine or chalice. They

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29 Aug 2019

When God is Silent

So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. Abram was eighty-six when Hagar bore him Ishmael…. …When Abram was ninety-nine

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18 Jul 2019

Summer reading for you

Can you see yourself sitting on a bench, feeling a cool breeze, while reading some wonderful books with your friend? Enjoy these suggestions from Spiritual Life Development (SLD) and have

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03 Jun 2019

SA Justice:
On Earth as it is in Heaven

Since coming into my appointment as Territorial Social Justice Secretary two years ago, I have regularly been asked, “What exactly is social justice?” and “What does that look like for

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07 May 2019

Cultivate Continues

CULTIVATE, a Spiritual Life Development (SLD) course of the Eastern Territory, is entering its 6th cohort. The desire and need for going deeper with God are evident as this spiritual

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01 Apr 2019

‘Resurrection Sunday’

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was

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13 Mar 2019


The quote “an army marches on its stomach” has been attributed to Frederick the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, and various other military leaders. But regardless of who said it first, its

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07 Feb 2019

The Heart of Worship

In the role of a pastor, I always felt it was important to let members of the congregation know that, if they were absent from a Sunday worship service, they

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