Eating with the Enemy: Esther’s Story

By Lisa Hickman When ‘Enemies’ Meet During the Everest climbing season last May, just 1000 feet from the top of the world, twenty-four year old Israeli law student Nadav Ben-Yehuda noticed a 64 year old Turkish man, Aydin Irmak, lying in the snow with no gloves, no oxygen, no shelter as other climbers streamed past him in their quest for the summit. Climbers know instantly 26,000 feet is the infamous ‘death zone’ where the lack of oxygen is insufficient to sustain human life … [Read more...]

Lord of the Storm: Mark 4:35-41

By: Greg Carey On a first read, Mark 4:35-41 looks like a demonstration of Jesus’ astonishing power—and so it is. Jesus’ disciples are traveling across the Sea of Galilee. When a violent storm threatens to destroy the boat and its inhabitants, Jesus somehow manages to remain “asleep on the cushion.” Watch the Video: Jesus Stops a Storm Greg Carey, professor of New Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, discusses Mark 4:35-41. … [Read more...]


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