The Holy Spirit and Community by James Zwier

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Every spring, my wife, Sarah, and I take part in a strange process called Selection Sunday. We, the mentors of six Project Neighborhood houses, gather to choose which students will live with us for … [Read more...]

When It Hit Me by Pastor James Lee

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Growing up, I’ve always thought that prayer was for the weak and poor. It was a form of encouragement for the hopeless. Therefore, I was devastated when it seemed that the only desperate means to … [Read more...]

Words of My Father, Words of My Friend by Ronald Hunsucker

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My father died in February 2009, and I was chosen to do the eulogy. My father was the lighthouse of wisdom, where I could put my boat to anchor. Without him I felt detached in my decision-making, but … [Read more...]

Deeper Still by R.R. Tavárez

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I confess that I was somewhat of an oddity as a child. There are some who might argue that I’ve retained this quality into my adulthood. When I was about eight years old, my family was part of … [Read more...]

In Review: Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God

Stand Your Ground

  Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.  By Kelly Brown Douglas.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2015.  $24, Paper, xv+240 pps.   At this spring’s Festival of … [Read more...]