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It might not seem like a terrible tragedy that no one alive looks at the vertical groove between the nose and the upper lip and thinks siniik’adach’uuch’. The last person who did, Marie Smith Jones, was also the last person who spoke Eyak, an Alaskan tribal language. She died in 2008. A year
Sometimes I almost prefer not to tell who I am quoting. Sometimes people see the name and either tune out altogether, or they respond so enthusiastically they fail to exercise due discernment. But in this case, this quote is so good and helpful that I wanted to share it with you. I will even
Read: Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Early in my life, I experienced some feelings of inferiority. Because we struggled financially, my mother and I didn’t live in the “right”
“…I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message) ‘You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.’ Song of Solomon 4:7 In her poem ‘What to do with […]
Cultural appropriation Thanks so much for all of the wonderfulness that is The Christian Science Monitor Weekly. There are so many things I appreciate about the publication, including its insightful coverage of news from around the world, the aptly named Humanity Behind the Headlines section,
Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some older ones—not bad for a Saturday! (Yesterday on the blog: The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon) Evidence of Biblical Story Found in Layers of Jerusalem Ash “The Bible describes King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon laying
“I want to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” Philippians 3:10 How are you doing today? Is everything going great or are you struggling with a broken relationship? Or perhaps you have an incurable disease – maybe something worse. Some parts of our
“A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench, Till He sends forth justice to victory;’ Matthew 12:20 Look at a bruised reed at the water’s edge—once slender, sturdy, and tall— now bowed and bent. Are you a bruised reed? You were upright and sturdy, rooted
Recession alarm bells are ringing around the world. From Europe to Asia and Latin America, signs of economic weakness have emerged or worsened recently. For decades, an inverted yield curve, when shorter-term bonds yield a higher interest rate than long-term ones, has been seen as a likely
This year, PraiseCharts is sponsoring the entire Getty Sing! Conference Live Stream, with an expected worldwide audience of more than 100,000 viewers. If you want to share the conference experience with friends back home, make sure they tune in at http://live.gettymusic.com.
The Spin Cycle Earlier this week, all the United Methodist lights went up on the Indianapolis Plan, a plan for the future of The United Methodist Church. And they have a common theme: From UMNS: “The drafters of the Indianapolis Plan include pastors of churches that are affiliated with
A few days from now, or maybe a few months, or even a year, Amazon will pull a book from its site. One day it will be there available for purchase with all the rest, and the next it will be gone. One day people will be able to order it and have it shipped […]
In my mind Rom 12:1-15:7 is not a convenient abstract of Pauline ethics and church life, it is rather, a vision for how the Roman house churches can indigenize the Pauline evangelical vision in Rome as it relates to relationships within the community and outside the community, in the seat of
Today’s Kindle deals aren’t the lowest prices we’ve ever seen, but there are some really solid books there. (For another solid book, check out The Whole Armor of God, on sale at Westminster.) Have You Considered Trying Harder: The Theology of Rachel Hollis Anne Kennedy: “In the world of
“For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?” Esther 8:6 Harriet Tubman was an African-American who escaped slavery by means of the Underground Railway into Pennsylvania from the South. However, once freed, knowing that others
Have you ever wished this world would ask to see lives that reflect the life of Christ? Have you ever hoped your life would be that reflection? Have you ever come to the end of yourself, realizing you can’t imitate Him as you had always hoped you could? Have you ever noticed the Bible says,
Nanfu Wang, co-director with Jialing Zhang of the extraordinary documentary “One Child Nation,” was born in 1985 in rural eastern China before immigrating in her mid-20s to the United States. Her years in China coincided with the government-mandated one-child-per-family policy, instituted in
I had a list. There were people that needed prayer and situations for which I needed answers. This was probably why God called me to retreat from my busy life for 24 hours—24 beautifully quiet hours at a place where all I could hear was a roaring creek—so that I could pray without interruption.
Today’s Kindle deals include small but diverse collection of books you should check out. The recent deals from Westminster Books are focused on helping teens see life through three biblical lenses. (Yesterday on the blog: Missing Elements in Our Discussions about Apostasy) 3 Questions D.A.