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Praying With Flannery+

I’ve always wrestled with the question of whether there’s an appropriate way to ask God for things that are tearing...

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“Excuse me, but are you the pastor?”+

I was sitting down to my computer one morning, just taking the first sip of my second cup of coffee,...

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Friendship Risks+

Last month, RiverNorth Fiction released the novel Anita Lustrea and I co-wrote. Since we were friends — part of a...

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Losing My Writer’s Block at the GOLD Gathering+

For a long while, I didn’t write anything more than an email, a text message, a birthday card, a Facebook...

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Unraveling the Mystery+

I have a story for you. My church has been studying the book of Colossians, and in that letter, Paul...

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Remembering the Shapers+

I recently found out that a former professor, William Vande Kopple, had died. Suddenly. Suddenly he had died. And suddenly...

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The Ideal Choice+

When I first saw Sliding Doors (starring Gwyneth Paltrow) I was at my parents’ house on summer break from college. The...

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Difference Between Doing and Being+

Recently I read an interview with a new-to-the-scene Christian writer who said that he defined himself as a writer because...

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In Defense of the ‘Good’ Girl+

Women used to encounter shame if they went to work. Now there’s shaming if they don’t. I am a year out...

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The Problem with Prayer+

Just before her 15-year-old son was shot and killed not far from the Obama’s ‘Tony’ home in Chicago, Timika Ruteledge-German...

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