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This Issue:

MarApr 2017

  • dealing with death
  • racism
  • new to faith
  • and more!


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Lectio on Injustice

Beth Richardson

Hurtful words, harmful acts, crushing stereotypes — engage discrimination through lectio, prayerfully listening for God’s word to you.

04/30/17 at 07:38 AM

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Already, Not-Yet

Sarah Arthur

The kingdom of God can be confusing. Christians pray The Lord’s Prayer, saying, “Thy kingdom come . . . on earth as it is in heaven,” as if…

04/29/17 at 09:35 AM

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Different Does NOT Equal Less

04/28/17 at 10:45 AM


Donny Ingraham

We need a holiday
free from remembering pain
I’m tired of remembering the fallen
people dying for no reason
fighting to achieve equality
We need a…

04/27/17 at 01:27 PM

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When Your Power Isn’t Loud

Sarah Martindell

My pastor and I drove on the left side of the road, heading to a place I didn’t want to go. The fact that we were driving on…

04/27/17 at 07:55 AM

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Youth Workers, for the “WORRY SOME” theme next week, you have a choice between two “In the Habit” sessions:

I’m Worried

Weight of the World

Decide which one best…

04/26/17 at 10:23 AM


Rachel Starr Thomson

And the Lord will become king over all the earth; on that day the Lord will be one and his name one.

Zechariah 14:9 (NRSV)

When I was seven, my father took me to a barricaded road in Oka, a little town in Quebec. The barricades had been erected on one side by Mohawks…

04/26/17 at 08:02 AM

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…

04/25/17 at 11:42 AM


Katy Steele

A town full of people in a land far away—
if you look really hard, you might find them someday.
They have everything we do and maybe much more:
malls, cars, and…

04/24/17 at 11:26 AM

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Resources on Racism

Youth Workers, these Resources for Youth Ministry and Race Conversations will help you and your youth dig deeper into the issue of race relations this week.

04/24/17 at 10:55 AM

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