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Wise as serpents, harmless as doves?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015

Among the panicked Scripture quotes I’m seeing this week in response to the escalating refugee crisis, I’m noticing a lot of this one lately: “be wise as serpents, gentle as doves.” They apply this by saying we...

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I was a stranger and you invited me in…

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories in recent years was the year we welcomed a family of Muslim refugees to gather at our table with us. Our church had put out a call to include refugee families, newly...

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The grace of Sabbath

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015

Sabbath keeping has been one of the most transformative spiritual practices in...

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Finding the path

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015

We run downhill on a single track through a lush Midwestern woods, sunlight...

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What the Bible really says about women: Can women preach?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015

First in an occasional series. “And afterward,     I will pour out my...

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Xenophobia and philoxenia (or, what is biblical hospitality?)

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015

A common critique put on 21st Century Christians is that they are better known...

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Discovering your voice

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would...

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