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February 18, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

By: 
Jessica Fick
Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Eyeing the sugary variety before me, I would survey all the confections in the glass cases. Lush caramels speckled with almonds. Sugar-coated pastel dots of licorice. 

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February 16, 2015

Why History Matters

By: 
Katie Ziegler

Our first president, George Washington, was born on February 22. Abraham Lincoln, another iconic president, was also born mid-February.

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February 13, 2015

Confessions of an Almost-Married Woman

By: 
Amber Nelson
Singleness and marriage

During my first year in college, my friend Suzanne and I used to sit in her room and encourage ourselves with Paul’s words on singleness (oddly, from the King James): “Art thou free of a husband? Seek not a husband!” 

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February 11, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

By: 
Jen Herrmann
The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

A few years ago, when I was preparing to lead a Bible study on the fruit of the Spirit, I started by going through each one to try to recall what I had learned or read about it before.

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February 09, 2015

Why Observe Lent?

By: 
Matt Meyer
Why observe Lent?

Next week Lent begins!

“That’s great,” you may be saying, “but what exactly is Lent?”

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February 05, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

By: 
Lisa Rieck
The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

I wanted to be the nicest person in the world.

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February 03, 2015

Cross-Ethnic Advocacy & Racial Progress in America

By: 
Steve Tamayo
Cross-Ethnic Advocacy & Racial Progress in America

I had a significant encounter with the police on a college campus several years ago. It challenged the way I view race, power, and the importance of being present.

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January 29, 2015

How to Be Healthy: From “Should” to “Shalom”

By: 
Adam Jeske
How to be healthy

In fourth grade, I read a book called something like The Junk Food Encyclopedia. And I enjoyed it. I even stopped eating Cheetos (at least for a while).

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January 28, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

By: 
Jessica Fick
The fruit of the Spirit: patience

Years ago I heard a preacher say these words: “Patience is a virtue, and a virtue can’t hurt you.” 

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January 27, 2015

The Poverty of Economic Privilege

By: 
Wesley Chow
Global Urban Trek

I am insecure about biscuits. You know—those little, crumbly, sweet cookies British people eat with tea. 

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