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Stories Matter

Bruce Feiler, in his article for the New York Times, writes: "The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.”

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When God Offends

A line I often hear (and maybe you do, too) is: “If that’s what God is like, I don’t think I could believe in him.” Why are we so quick to re-write God when we find something we object to?

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Thank You for Keeping the Vow

Syd Hielema reflects on our baptismal vows, defining this simple liturgical act as the cornerstone of our congregations’ way of walking with children and teens. 

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Bread and Wine

My pastor always begins the celebration of communion at our church with a warning: “We’re going to do something really weird now. It's important, and it's Biblical, but it's also pretty strange.”

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Forming Men of Faith

We have given many contradictory views on manhood—be rough and tumble but kind and compassionate, be strong and fierce, but able to cry, and on and on. Is this hindering men in their faith?

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Never Quite Sure

“People around me in church … they are probably OK with the Lord…“ And you think you are not?  “Sometimes I don’t really know…"

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Thanksgiving for All

Thinking about Thanksgiving? Wondering about ways to worship with all ages? Check out one of the things for which I’m thankful — the Worshipping with Children blog.

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The Power and Need of Rest

To many of us in North America, to rest is to be lazy. We have the saying “Don’t just sit there, do something.” And we are not afraid to say that to those who are sitting. Is this Biblical? 

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Introducing...Liz Tolkamp

Being part of a large family reminds me that all of us, in our own way and in our own place and time, are trying to figure out what it means to live out our faith. And for each of us, that looks different.

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On Being Faithful

The word ‘faithful’ has grown in meaning. It used to just refer to faith. Someone who had a lot of faith and lived faith consistently was ‘faithful.” Now being faithful means more...

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