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Martin Luther King Jr.: Exemplar of Hope

The Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy embodies the revolutionary ethic Jesus Christ. “Martin Luther King Jr. is dead.” These solemn words were uttered by King’s distant friend and spiritual mentor, Howard Thurman, as...


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Clean Water or the Gospel?

The answer is both. Today, there are 844 million people around the world without access to clean water; 2.5 billion do not use a toilet to manage their waste. And 3.4 billion people are...


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Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A

What a failed church plant taught me about God’s purpose and provision. In 2015, my husband and I moved from rural Pennsylvania and left a church we loved to do something risky—plant a new...


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What Humans Have That Machines Don’t

How a theology of personhood cuts against the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves. As a literature and theology teacher, I train my students to see and hear metaphors, which are not just...


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