Meeting the Call

By Irit Umani What if we thought about this time that we are living through as “meeting a challenge”, or “meeting the call”, rather than “winning a war”? A crisis is always also an opportunity, in which we can meet who we are through a different lens. When I am…

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Offering Our Gifts

By Amy Moehnke Within the first few days of the “Stay at Home” mandate being implemented, I found myself feeling, honestly, quite “useless”. I generally live a pretty fast paced, Go Go Go life that’s filled with interactions that call me to use my gifts in ways that I (hope)…

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Miracles, by C.S. Lewis

By Phillip Owen In Miracles, C.S. Lewis takes an objective look at how miracles can be understood by both Christians and non-Christians alike. He opens the book with a philosophical question of whether it is logically possible for miracles to occur at all, and then takes a look at moments…

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Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

By the Rev. Carol Petty At thirty-five, a perfectly healthy and happy Kate Bowler is on her way. She has her dream job teaching at Duke Divinity School, a storybook marriage to her high school sweetheart, and an adorable baby son. What more could a person want? What a person…

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Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

By the Rev. Carol Petty People go to tremendous lengths to escape darkness--literal or metaphorical. We much prefer light. Perhaps our aversion to darkness results from the historic Christian teaching that darkness equals evil. And yet, the Biblical narrative abounds with stories revealing that God does mighty works in the…

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