Why I Left (not the GOP, originally, although it could be that too)

I did not think there could be so much noise I would have rather had a world of light Than all those colors, advertisements, toys And guaranteed successes overnight. I would have rather had a world of rain Than one of preaching what I could not feel; Some isolated alley where the pain And storms [Read More…]

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Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Us

This post is a contribution to the Patheos Book Club on God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church. Perhaps one of the signs of middle age is that your friends suddenly start writing books. I first met Elaine Heath in the early 2000’s when she and I were both receiving fellowships from an [Read More…]

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This Matters: Response to the Shootings and a Call to Stay Engaged

By David Spickard People have been asking me how I’m reacting to all that’s going on with the tragic shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and now the police officers in Dallas.  I wrote out my thoughts this morning for our Jobs for Life team.  I hope they’re helpful to you. JfL family, It’s [Read More…]

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Another Day, Another Shooting: How Can We Be Peace-Makers?

By Mike Coyner It seems almost every day as I read, watch, or hear the morning news, there is news of another shooting. Some of those have been “mass shootings” in Orlando or other cities, some have been shootings here in Indianapolis, and some have been “officer-involved” shootings in cities where we have actual video [Read More…]

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We’re made to work

People are called to work, not just to provide for themselves, but to help the world flourish, says the collaborator on Timothy Keller’s book “Every Good Endeavor.” This post originally appeared at Faith & Leadership. People work for a variety of reasons: money, security, power, success. But work — at least, from the perspective of [Read More…]

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Mortality and the Bleeding Soul

By Jordan Dillon I didn’t know that I thought I was invincible until the moment I realized that I wasn’t.  It’s an assumption that I’d carried around until the age of 24.  It was more than assumption though; it was an expectation.  It was part of me.  One brief moment separated that expectation from me. [Read More…]

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