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Finding God Amidst a Storm

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It is hard for anyone to understand why there is so much evil and heartache in this world. Everytime we turn on the news, it seems like something is going on. ... Read full article

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done...In America

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The voice on the radio said that it was time for the program’s weekly tribute to America as the piano and voice of Ray Charles singing “America the Beautiful” came through the speakers.... Read full article

Communities Guiding Students Through Life

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College is a scary place, and parents have every right to be concerned about their children. For many of them, it is the first time being on their own away from the friends and family who they grew up with. The urgency to find community is there, but... Read full article

Awaiting the Dawn

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” This lyric, from the song “Closing Time,” oddly articulates the bittersweet paradox signified by Good Friday and Easter. If we really want to live for others, we must be willing to die to s... Read full article

Jesus, a Radically Inclusive Compassion

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Jesus of Nazareth, the name conjures up a profound emotional reaction. For some, Jesus has too often been the subjective justification for overwhelming discrimination, alienation, and condemnation. For others, Jesus is the source of radically inclusi... Read full article



A Come and Go Affair

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As a child growing up in South Texas, my family would always celebrate New Year’s with a few carefully selected fireworks. Then, on the Sunday following the New Year’s celebration, we were always in church to participate in a worship service that usu... Read full article

The Power of Prayer

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In the scriptures we read: “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” James 5:16. The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, said, “Prayer is the grand means of drawing near to God.”... Read full article

Trusting a Great God in a Great Storm

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The fourth chapter of the gospel of Mark tells of an account with Jesus and His disciples on a ship. A storm arises while they are out on the sea and the disciples begin to worry. Jesus is asleep in the hinder part of the ship. Some would suggest tha... Read full article

Faith: Seeds & Scripture

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One spring, when I was in elementary school, I remember my mother planting a rather impressive garden in the backyard. She used long wooden beams to frame up rows of peas, carrots, squash, and zucchini. She had metal wires standing tall in the back, ... Read full article

Faith is a Certain Power for an Uncertain Year

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A new year is once again upon us. Many people are entering into the new year with fear and anxiety due to COVID-19, economic uncertainty, and political turmoil. They want things to get back to “normal” but are starting to realize that many of the pro... Read full article

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