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

Features

Stories from the Cities

A church for everybody

Harrisburg First Church is a place that welcomes all people regardless of their income level, history, ethnicity, culture, or mental health state.

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Reflections

Just Christians

As we sit with a time of protests and calls for “justice” in our communities and our world, there is no better time to reflect on what justice means.

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From the Publisher

New contributing editors named

Messenger welcomes a group of new contributing editors, leaders from across the church with a range of experiences and viewpoints. Find out who they are!

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Climate Change

Creating a climate for new life

On a sunny day in May of 2014, Germany generated a record 74 percent of its electricity renewably...Perhaps more surprisingly, Costa Rica currently...

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Living Simply

Broken Wholeness

They were quite the pair, the cook and her kitchen, both a little broken, both temporarily limited, and neither as new as they used to be.

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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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