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Name Calling

Mark Labberton

Every day our naming of the people around us gives life and takes it away.


I can still feel the impact of a highly…

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.

01/22/17 at 05:53 PM

Words Hurt

Dillon Harris

People don’t understand that words hurt.
A racist comment makes me feel like dirt,
like I’ve been spat upon
by people who think they’re better than me.
They’re joking, maybe.
But their words leave…

01/22/17 at 02:42 PM

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Learning from One Another

Reverend J. Dana Trent

The rural town in which I grew up had little religious diversity. Baptist and Methodist churches lined the busiest streets, and one Catholic church sat on the outskirts…

01/21/17 at 10:15 AM


Ericah Johnson, 17

“People judge others by what they look like, but I judge people by what is in their hearts.”

1 Samuel 16:7b (CEV)

The path taken by a teenager with a mental disorder is definitely a road less traveled—and lonely. I have attention deficit disorder; and because I do, I sometimes space out,…

01/20/17 at 11:52 AM

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Meet Charlotte Lee, TAB Member

16, Ohio

“I am a sophomore in high school. I am also a writer and creator. I love nature and developing opportunities for…

01/20/17 at 07:58 AM

You Can Join Us If . . .

Christine Duncan, 24

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Romans 15:7 (NIV)

I sat at dinner, surrounded by the chatter of friends and acquaintances. I looked up when a voice spoke past me to my friend Sarah: “Hey, Sarah, are…

01/19/17 at 02:36 PM

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What If I Grew Up There?

Tom Arthur

While I was a college student, I volunteered at a boys club that worked with African-American boys in the projects on the south side of Chicago. There I…

01/19/17 at 08:45 AM

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Youth Workers, for the “DREAM CHURCH” theme next week, use the “Authentic Community” session to help youth reflect on the places where they find genuine community and how they…

01/18/17 at 10:23 AM

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Meet Sophia Bucud, TAB Member

17, Philippines

“I am a second-year Medical Lab Science student and a Pastor’s kid. I enjoy singing praise & worship songs and reading…

01/17/17 at 08:37 AM

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It’s Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day

But don’t give up! Find out how to keep the spark alive!

01/17/17 at 05:39 AM

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