5 Unexpected Ways You Can Help Orphans

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We all know they’re out there, far across the oceans, or maybe even in our own backyards… Babies, toddlers, teenagers who for whatever reason are alone in this world. Orphans, with no one connected to them by blood, or law, they move through their lives at the mercy of those presently in charge of them. [Read More...]

Stewardship of Creation: An Interview with “Noah” Screenwriter, Ari Handel

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by Christine A. Scheller The first thing you need to know about Ari Handel, co-writer of the new film adaptation of the Noah story, is that he holds a PhD in neurobiology from New York University. Handel and director/co-writer Darren Aronofsky had been suitemates as Harvard University undergrads and began collaborating on films after Handel decided a career [Read More...]

If I’m Suffering, Is God Punishing Me?

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by Mark Roberts Her adversaries have become rulers; her enemies relax. Certainly the LORD caused her grief because of her many wrong acts. Her children have gone away, captive before the enemy. (CEB) Lamentations 1:5 A young man named Don came to see me for pastoral counseling. As he shared his story, I could sense [Read More...]

5 Ways You Can Care for the Environment

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I was surprised when a husband and wife in my small group study showed up at my house on a non-group night. He runs a cabinet company, and we just finished discussing the chapter on Creation Care in Activist Faith: From Him and For Him (NavPress), a book I co-authored with Dillon Burroughs and Daniel Darling. We had [Read More...]

The Disruption That is The Sabbath

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by Glynn Young When we first moved to St. Louis, we lived in a suburb that had two large synagogues or temples. In fact, we were the westernmost of three adjacent suburbs with large numbers of people of Jewish faith. On Saturdays, it was not unusual see Orthodox Jews walking to their synagogue. In St. [Read More...]

Contemplating the Passion of Christ

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by Gordon Atkinson Do you observe Good Friday? If you are part of a sacramental or liturgical Christian tradition, your church will probably have a service Friday night. Less formal traditions may not have official Good Friday services but may find other ways to present the story of the passion of Jesus. I want to invite [Read More...]


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