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Coming to the City of Sisterly Love

4word: Philadelphia September Gathering with Carolyn Custis James “Minding Your Own Business as a Jesus Follower” Anyone seeking biblical guidance for how to follow Jesus into the workplace would probably never consider the Old Testament book of Ruth as a … Continue reading

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Something to Ponder on Labor Day . . .

“At the beginning God didn’t deliver a finished product; rather, God provided a setting in which human beings, working with and enabled by God, could cause the created order to flourish. . . . As Martin Luther once said, as we … Continue reading

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Trauma, Resilience, and the Church

Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, Vol. 13, edited by Paul Louis Metzger and is reprinted here with permission.  As a young girl blessed with … Continue reading

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Take a Knee for the Children

When Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a U.S. government shelter for immigrant children in Combes, Texas, what she saw undid her. A distraught toddler was crying inconsolably and pounding her small fists against the … Continue reading

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Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!

It always does my heart good when the book of Ruth makes the ground shake underneath someone else’s story too—especially when the quake hits while they’re reading Finding God in the Margins or  The Gospel of Ruth. Which, of course, makes it worth … Continue reading

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Male Power and Privilege—Destructive or Subversive?

The much-anticipated Singapore Summit put male power and privilege on full display. It was a meeting between two men whose ascendance came from the privilege of birth, crushing their rivals (often by bullying and brutal means), and the power of … Continue reading

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They Came Out Swingin’!

Every writer owes a lot to people who take the time to read their work and become advocates afterwards. I’m especially indebted to two women whose reviews I’ve posted below. I’m a big Sarah Bessey fan. In my endorsement of Jesus … Continue reading

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