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The Men of Troy

Nothing pleases me more than seeing Ruth’s name in lights—especially when I know it is the ezer-warrior version of Ruth (rather than the Cinderella version) who is getting the attention. Ruth was in the spotlight again last week at Kensington … Continue reading

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Heading to Troy, Michigan

No one has to twist my arm to get me to talk about the Old Testament book of Ruth. It has been a total game-changer for me. I live in the book of Ruth. Hardly a day goes by when … Continue reading

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Called and Courageous Girls!

The brave little climber in this photo is my four-year-old grand-ezer. She’s the same little ezer who, this past summer at a pool here in Philly, stood in line with kids twice her size and—armed with her floaties—jumped off the diving board … Continue reading

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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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