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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

ADD

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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DREAM CHURCH

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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