Selected articles and online-only features from the Church of the Brethren’s official magazine

Features

Bible Study

Bigger than you can imagine

My 4-year-old nephew Simon asked, “Does God give hugs?” Yes, his mother said. Simon asked, “Do we have to wait in line?” His mother assured him that we...

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Bible Study

Lessons from kickball

I gave the ball a good, hard kick. It took flight and landed in a neighbor’s garden. I ran the bases and was headed for home when I got nervous—not about...

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Bible Study

Thrive!

God longs for us to thrive, and has given us the tools we need to do so. God loads us with benefits and loves us in so many ways. Still, If I can use...

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Bible Study

Let your light shine

As the sunset fades and night deepens, streetlights, shop lights, and headlights shine, and I am reminded that it is in the darkness that the light shines...

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Bible Study

All is well

Your path may be painful, your days may be difficult, your situation may be serious. As Christians, even through our trials and tears, we are called to...

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Bible Study

Lessons from gift giving

Some lessons (if we are willing to be taught and willing to see) can be learned from a couple of 4-year-old girls and a little 3-year-old boy.

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Bible Study

Check the back door

Do you ever think that you have life figured out—that you know how things are going to happen? Have you ever watched your plans fade away, leaving you...

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Living Simply

Simple Joys

As we near the end of winter, take time to consider the things that fill your space. If you were moving tomorrow, what would you take with you?

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Living Simply

Seeing beauty in the ordinary

I recently found myself sitting at a piano in a recording studio in the middle of the woods, playing an original tune about finding beauty in solitude.

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Living Simply

The gift of sustaining love

I found myself in the middle of that windmill forest on my way to a memorial service for a friend who passed away suddenly and far too soon.

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Living Simply

Sacred Surprises

In the quiet of a Wednesday dusk, gathered around a candle and a table full of food, my friends and I accidentally found ourselves having church.

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Living Simply

Enjoy God's Bounty

There are not many things more satisfying than picking produce off the vine or digging it out of the dirt and eating it still warm from the sun...

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Living Simply

Time to purge

In this springtime of new life, may you have eyes to see the burdens you’ve become accustomed to that clutter your home, work, or heart, and may you be...

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Living Simply

Room for redemption

Like many relationships, churches, lives, and so many other broken and often mistreated things, the redemption of this room took a little vision, hard...

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Stories from the Cities

Building shalom in the city

Trotwood Church of the Brethren is pressing forward with a vision that shows a city of wholeness, justice, and well-being.

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Bible Study

It will be all right (part 1)

There is a certain woman that I would like to talk to. Her story is told in 2 Kings 4:8-37, and the lessons of her story should be inscribed in our hearts.

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Climate Change

Creating a climate for peace

Making peace demands active engagement, sustained dedication, careful analysis, patient relationship-building, and wise, prayerful discernment.

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