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    Mary Consoles Eve

    The deliverer is finally on his way.

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    When I approach the season of Christmas, I think about a baby: Jesus, the God-With-Us Deliverer that Israel is waiting for. But despite the beauty of sparkling Christmas lights, I can’t forget the poverty, division, racism and war that still weigh down the world. I find myself longing for this Deliverer, too. O come, O come, Immanuel,And

    Come to Light

    Exposing the dark corners of power and sexual abuse in ministry.

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    Imagine a well-liked 22-year-old youth pastor of a small congregation in the United States. One night, after a church event, he offers a 17-year-old girl a ride home. He sees something he wants—something that doesn’t and shouldn’t belong to him. And he uses his power to take it. Driving to a dark and secluded area, he tells her

    Live It Out

    Every choice we make is a piece of the puzzle.

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    BY COLONEL ELEANOR SHEPHERD John Woolman was a merchant, itinerant Quaker preacher and social reformer in the 18th century. When he discovered the hazards posed by stagecoaches, the preferred method of transportation of his day, he refused to use them. The post boys who worked on them sometimes froze to death as they travelled overnight.

    A Lifer's Journey

    Hank Dixon’s story is a testimony to God’s persistent life-saving presence.

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    By his own account, as a 19-year-old drug addict, Hank Dixon and an accomplice broke into a house and ransacked it, tied up the man who was there and beat him. Within an hour, the man was dead. As a result, Hank was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life with no hope of parole for 10 years. When he was released in 1985, the

    Wrestling With God

    How can we help people reconstruct their faith?

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    Over the past few years, there has been a growing movement of people who are leaving the evangelical church as a result of deconstructing their faith—a process that involves reflecting on which of their beliefs have been shaped by cultural, political or socio-economic values rather than the values of the kingdom of God. Through this


    Why are so many people deconstructing their faith?

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    I have long appreciated theologian Walter Brueggemann’s threefold manner of considering the Psalms. Psalms of orientation offer God unmitigated praise, reflecting gratitude for lives of stability. Their voices carry a sense of confidence about their relationship with God: “The Lord is … armed with strength; indeed, the world