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  • Jan 14

    Rowen Waves at Everybody

    If you talk to me for more than fifteen minutes, somewhere in our conversation, I'm going to tell at least one story about my granddaughter, Rowen. Rowen is four and because she lives in a town near us, Jeannie and I get to see ...

  • Jan 14

    Church Abuse is a Discipleship Concern

    Here we are. At the last chapter in the Tribute volume in Nijay Gupta, Tara Beth Leach, Matt Bates, and Drew Strait, Living the King Jesus Gospel: Discipleship and Ministry Then and Now.

    By Becky Castle Miller. On church abuse of all ...

  • Jan 7

    New Year Resolutions

    According to Robert's Rules of Order, resolutions are non-binding. That is, they require no action by the body passing the resolution. If Congress passes a resolution recognizing the brave service of a soldier, the resolution ...

  • Dec 26

    RIP, Desmond Tutu

    RIP, Desmond Tutu

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has passed away at 90. He is known for his work in shattering the chains of South Africa’s apartheid system and then for pursuing reconciliation. A word that spans his life is peacemaker. From the NYTimes: ...

  • Dec 24

    The Day Jesus Found Us

    I'm always amused when I hear someone testify by saying they “found Jesus." Jesus wasn't lost, I remind them. We were. The good news of the gospel is Jesus has found us.

    Christianity isn't a list of ten easy ...

  • Dec 20

    Born is the King of Israel

    Advent

    By Jason Gile, Jason is Affiliate Professor of Old Testament and Dean of Program Development and Innovation at Northern Seminary, as well as Executive Director of Seminary Now.

    It’s well known in popular Christianity that Christmas ...

  • Good morning! Good weekend! It’s officially cold here in Chicagoland.

    What happens when we have a shortage of eggnog?

    (NEXSTAR) – With Christmas just a few days away, many are stocking up on holiday favorites, including ...
  • Dec 17

    A Sneaky Christmas

    When you read the Bible stories, you're constantly caught in "I didn't see that coming" moments. Abraham is 75 years old when God calls him to start a new nation. Seventy-five is not the typical age to begin great ...

  • SMcK: I don’t know about you, but these are timely words for me.

    Advent in Contested Territory: God with us

    By Heather L. Hart

    Only distance could save us.

    A tiny, nonliving entity, with the power to kill, invaded bodies and sent ...

  • Third Candle of Advent

    Today we relight the first two candles of the Advent wreath. The candle of HOPE and the candle of PEACE.

    Now we light the third candle of Advent.

    This is the candle of JOY. As the coming of Jesus, our Savior, draws nearer, our joy builds ...