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Walking as Prayer

By Mark Buchanan The prayer life I’ve most tried to imitate is Tevya’s, the patriarch in Fiddler on the Roof. He talks with God everywhere, face to face, friend to friend. His prayers are intimate, jovial, querulous, wondering. He thanks and gripes and puzzles. He confesses and he pleads. He complains and he concedes. But […]

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Who Is My Neighbor?

By Sarah Jackson If you don’t think love actually makes a difference in the world, we have a story to tell you. This love story has caught the attention of decision-makers around the world. The United Nations sent a representative to study Casa de Paz as a model for immigrant support programs around the world. […]

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God Stands With the Marginalized and the Oppressed

This guest post is by Cara Meredith, author of the book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2019). Guest Post by Cara Meredith When I was in full-time ministry, I always returned to the story of the woman caught in adultery. At first, I was drawn to it for […]

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Four Ways You Can Be an Encourager

By Marcus Johns Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. —1 Thessalonians 5:11 Encouragement has to be one of the most underestimated powers we have—and it’s free! Absolutely free. Free to give, and free to receive—and I have no idea why we’re not all out there […]

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Thinking About Your Thinking

By Taylor Kiser “You’re the devil!” I screamed at my doctor with fat, hot tears streaming down my face as my dad carried me over his shoulder out the door. She had just told me I was medically unstable and would need to be admitted to the hospital that evening. Thoughts started racing through my […]

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George Floyd and the Way Forward

This guest post is by Bryan Loritts, author of the book, Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All (Zondervan, 2018). Guest Post by Bryan Loritts “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the […]

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The Apostles’ Code: The Holy Spirit in You

By O.S. Hawkins One of the saddest verses in the Bible is found in the aftermath of Jesus’ arrest in Gethsemane’s garden. Of the apostles, the Bible simply records, “Then they all forsook him and fled” (Mark 14:50). They had been so bold and boastful of their commitment to him just hours before. But when […]

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How to Handle Seasons of Delay in a God-Honoring Way

By Banning Liebscher I hate delays. I do everything I can to avoid them. I stay away from certain streets, airports, and the freeway during high-traffic hours because I hate delays. I don’t think I’m alone in this; so much of the technology of our modern world is built around eliminating delays wherever we find […]

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The Quran with Christian Commentary

The following is an excerpt from The Quran with Christian Commentary: A Guide to to Understanding the Scripture of Islam. Copyright © 2020 by Gordon Nickel. Published by Zondervan. Used with permission. All rights reserved. [Browse the Understanding Islam section in the Bible Gateway Store] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Loving Our Muslim Neighbors […]

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What Really Matters to Me at the End of My Life?

By Caitlin Crosby Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world […]

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