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Making Room for Desire+

By Beth Peterson Sitting on a broad, flat rock beside a clear Norwegian lake—the same rock where 48 hours before...

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Unwrapping the Gift of Peace+

During an extended family gathering a few days after Christmas, I asked a relative in her early 20s the predictable...

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Advent for Ignoramuses+

I could have called this “Advent for Dummies,” but I’m not writing for dummies, and I might be hassled for...

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Spiritual Abuse Causes Blindness+

When the disciples saw a blind man slumped alongside the road begging for spare change, they saw an opportunity to...

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8 Ways to Be More Human This Season+

And so it begins … the mad rush of Christmas shopping. The rounds of gatherings with family and friends and...

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Now I Know How David Felt+

  Four years ago, I missed a phone call. I was at Panera, picking up a bagel for breakfast, and...

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The Solution to the Problem of Pain+

I walked into my college Philosophy 101 class and read a question on the chalkboard. If God is all-powerful, all-good,...

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My Breaking Bad Binge+

Breaking Bad began with a respected teacher and ended with a proud monster. “I originally pitched it to the studio...

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Care for the Caregivers+

In the movie Away from Her (2006), Fiona, having been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, prepares her husband with information about...

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Solomon’s Cure for Bitchiness+

My 1997 Toyota Corolla took its final breaths in a church parking lot on a Monday afternoon last month. After 227,000...

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