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February 04, 2017

Jesus Is Not Your Sports Buddy

By: 
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

By: 
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

By: 
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?

By: 
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

By: 
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?

By: 
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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November 03, 2016

No, Canada: Why Christians Stay Put When Politics Fail

By: 
Drew Larson
Why Christians stay put when politics and elections fail

Oh, elections. They do bring out our rhetorical best, don’t they? Surely you’ve heard (or maybe thought) this recently: “Well, if Candidate X wins this election, I’m moving to Canada!” 

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April 01, 2016

InterVarsity to Publish New Kind of Bible

By: 
Drew Larson
Bible, manuscript study

Hopefully not too many of you were fooled by this April Fool’s Day post. We’re leaving it up for your enjoyment, because we’re helpful like that. But try not to cry too much over the fact that Prayola markers do not actually exist . . .

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March 26, 2016

What in the World Is Eternal Life?

By: 
Julia Powers
Easter, eternal life

I used to know someone who hated the song “Amazing Grace.” The first few verses were fine enough, he said, but then he would get to the last stanza—the one about eternal life—and freeze.

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March 24, 2016

4 Reasons Why We Need to Keep Looking at the Cross

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Jesus' cross, crucifixion

Today, after several weeks of unusually warm weather for March in Madison, it snowed and sleeted. A few of us might have cried with frustration.

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