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When They See My Son

Stories That Shaped My Faith When They See My Son by Christina Smith | January 20, 2020 Before my son was born, like most new moms, I had all kinds of questions. How do I swaddle a baby? How painful [...]

Degrees of Determination

Degrees of Determination When Talakai Finau took his son to college, he never imagined how it would change his own life. by Erin Chan Ding | January 17, 2020 A swath of land along the shore of Big Lake, located [...]

Coffee Futures

Coffee Futures After years of conflict and harvest failure, producers in DR Congo are reclaiming a prosperous crop and building the church. by Erin Chan Ding, photos by Kristen Norman | January 16, 2020 KARAWA, Democratic Republic of the Congo—Three [...]

Remember Well the Future: Advent Reflection

Remember Well the Future Receiving Advent’s Covenant Promise by Don Johnson | December 4, 2019 Planning, leading, guiding, and preaching on Sundays is a high honor and privilege. But planning worship for the Advent and Christmas season is tricky business. [...]

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Resisting the Divide

In an episode of the TV dramedy Sports Night, wisecracking white sports anchor Dan Rydell (Josh Charles) is being reprimanded by his loving-yet-taciturn African American boss, Isaac Jaffe (the great Robert Guillaume), when Dan tries to defend his point of [...]

Lift Jesus Up, Carefully, Please

Breaking away from the pack to do something different can produce obvious benefits, but there can also be unintended consequences. In the Hamilton showstopper “The Room Where It Happens,” the titular hero lectures his frenemy Aaron Burr, “When you got [...]

Seeking Truth

The opening lines of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, released earlier this summer, set the stage for its depiction of the USSR’s handling of the world’s most destructive nuclear accident: “What is the cost of lies? It’s not that we’ll mistake [...]

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When They See My Son

Stories That Shaped My Faith When They See My Son by Christina Smith | January 20, 2020 Before my son was born, like most new moms, I had all kinds of questions. How do I swaddle a baby? How painful [...]

Degrees of Determination

Degrees of Determination When Talakai Finau took his son to college, he never imagined how it would change his own life. by Erin Chan Ding | January 17, 2020 A swath of land along the shore of Big Lake, located [...]