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April 16, 2017

John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily

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John Chrysostom
John Chrysostom's Paschal Homily

We invite you to reflect with countless Christians around the world on these beautiful words from early church father John Chrysostom as part of your Easter celebration.

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April 11, 2017

The Goodness of Holy Week: Good Friday in John’s Gospel

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Jason Gaboury
Holy Week and Good Friday

Why is Good Friday, well . . . good? 

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March 15, 2017

The Beauty of Embodiment: How Physical Practices Point Us to Spiritual Truth

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Lauren McDonough
Lent, embodiment, spiritual disciplines

My fascination with Lent began with a half-hearted fast when I was a freshman in college.

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February 28, 2017

Don’t Miss Out: How Lent Prepares Us for Easter

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Drew Larson
Lent, Holy Week, spiritual preparation

Among the recurring stress dreams commonly reported by people, perhaps this is the most familiar: you show up at school only to realize that you’ve forgotten about a quiz or final exam.

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February 04, 2017

Jesus Is Not Your Sports Buddy

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Andrew McCarty
Jesus is not your sports buddy

In our roughly 12x12 family office (with about 6.5-foot ceilings, I might add), I embarrassingly have 39 items with a San Francisco 49ers logo on them. 

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January 02, 2017

Look Back to Look Forward: Questions to Review Your Year

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Lisa Rieck
Examen, New Year

Right now the Internet is full of predictions, invitations to new year’s resolutions, and promises about what 2017 could be with the right [insert latest product/diet/happy thought here].

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December 28, 2016

The Gospel of Christmas

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Patty Kirk
The gospel of Christmas

If I, a woman, were to write the gospel of the entry of God into the world as one of us, I’m pretty sure I would not start with his human genealogy, as Matthew does. 

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December 21, 2016

Do I Really Trust God?

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Katie Ziegler
Do I trust God?

Advent is a season of anticipation. Anticipation for a Savior to bring light into a dark world. 

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December 13, 2016

The Incarnation, the Early Church, and You

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Jonathan Rice
The incarnation and Nicene Creed

One December evening many years ago, I attended a small traveling circus, where I witnessed something extraordinary. 

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November 30, 2016

Is the Kingdom Coming?

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Lisa Rieck
Advent, the kingdom of God

This is the question I’ve been asking over and over again for the past year or so. 

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