Brush Fires, Begone!

From USAToday: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Munch, munch. Munch, munch. It’s just past 4 p.m. on a late September day and Henry, a tan colored mixed-breed goat, along with 68 of his buddies, is chowing down on chemise, ceanothus, thistle and assorted native grasses. Or as fire officials term it, fuel. This 2-acre patch of [Read More...]

It Begins Early

Women are often trained into a stereotype, and these women want to do something about it: Year after year, three female students sat through college engineering and math classes asking themselves the same question—where are the girls? The students—Jennifer Kessler, Alice, Brooks, and Bettina Chen—realized they all shared childhood experiences that drew them to technology, business, [Read More...]

Praying for Peace in the Holy Land

Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns [Read More...]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: John Frye

Our good friend, John Frye, has sent to me four posts while he is ministering in the Ukraine, so you can pray for him as you read these posts of his over the next month of Fridays. Eugene Peterson: “Exegesis is the farthest thing from pedantry; exegesis is an act of love.” Pedantry is slavish [Read More...]

Evangelicals, Militarism, and Romans 13 (Preston Sprinkle)

This post is the 3d in a series of three by Preston Sprinkle, whose information is at the bottom of this post. In my last post, I showed that the Old Testament actually condemns militarism, even though it sanctions (on some occasions) warfare and violence. But most who defend militarism race past the Old Testament [Read More...]


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