Selected articles and online-only features from the Church of the Brethren’s official magazine
What might we find in the wilderness?
How can the disciples be joyful when Jesus leaves them behind?
A message of hope and optimism about the future
Insight can occur anywhere and at any time, even over a fast food meal in a shopping mall food court.
Jesus was a refugee! Mary and Joseph were refugees! What does that mean for us?
What if the message of Gabriel is addressed to every soul that longs for God?
The only book in the Bible with a warning label
Why did Peter jump out of the boat?
Sarah remained oblivious…do we?
Where is God when life is a jumble and there is nothing but a stone for a pillow?
It shows up six times in four gospels. Why is this story so important?
Sarah pushed the boundaries of cultural norms and treated Hagar as an equal. But unjust systems do not disappear simply by taking one step…
What do parapets have to do with Biblical interpretation?
The lollapalooza grand-daddy of all the off-the-wall Bible stories
Through the ages, Joseph has been portrayed behind Mary’s chair, hiding behind a pillar or looking irrelevant. Yet Joseph was a person with his own faith...
Zacchaeus wanted to be an observer, a critic, and not a participant. But Jesus had other ideas…
There is one glaring spot in the Bible where the phrase “Here I am” is shockingly absent.
How unorthodox a path would I be willing to take to help someone who has been shut out of the presence of Jesus by “the crowd”?
God not only tolerates complaints, but practically demands them.
What keeps us from seeing—really heart-to-heart seeing—other people?