The Fruit of Soulful Love: Marvin Gaye, God and Us

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The late Marvin Gaye was my first proper crush. His chocolate buttery voice courted me. Like molasses, his lyrics seeped into my heart, mind, and soul. The “[p]leasant words” of his love songs to God were, and still are, “like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body” (Proverbs 16:24*). When my ten-year-old [Read More...]

When Did ‘Just Showing Up’ Become Not Enough?

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As a kid I had a single bookshelf in my bedroom that served a two-fold purpose; the bottom shelves held books, while the top shelves housed a wide assortment of cheap, “golden” (yellow plastic) trophies. By the time I finished playing sports, there were easily fifteen or twenty trophies lining those shelves. The thing is though, [Read More...]

The Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change: Seeking Environmental Harmony in China

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If you measure per person, Canada and the United States have long had the dubious distinction of leading the world in per capita climate-change-causing emissions. If you measure by country, however, China surpassed America as the world’s leading contributor to global warming in 2006.[i] By 2011, it was producing 10.6 billion metric tons of CO2e, [Read More...]


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