Locating Identity

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by John Grinvalds My grandfather, Vitauts, was exiled from Europe once the shadow of World War II had lifted. He met my late grandmother in a refugee camp. And when he got the chance to pursue a career in America, he had a difficult…

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Adapting

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Adaptation. Why didn’t my high school teachers and college advisors tell me this would be the one skill I should hone? Why were they so obsessed with making sure I could multitask? Studies now show that multitasking can be damaging to our brains. Especially,…

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Thirsty Jesus

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by Jenna Olson Popp Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them…

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Church & Unicorns

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from Feb 2016 A couple of years ago I preached at a small congregation in Teaneck, New Jersey, just across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan. The pastor there is a good friend of mine and had invited me out. It was summer so…

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Death’s Power

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by Jenna Olson Popp “Jesus has overcome the power of death. God has conquered death through death, finding victory over the grave. We are to fear death no more.” We’ve all heard something like these words before, often after the resurrection. Jesus has died,…

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Around the Table

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by Kellie Lisi Davis Food is an intimate topic. Our experience with food is tied to our earliest memories, our most precious memories, or perhaps our hardest memories. We watch the food shows on Netflix (Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat being my personal latest favorite)…

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Staring at Love & Sin

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We are offended by the cross. One reason I know this is because of the mixed reactions I received from people seeing the ash on my face Wednesday. The ash cross is a startling reminder of Jesus’ suffering and immeasurable love. The cross startles…

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Looking for Hope in the Past

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by Jenna Olson Popp I love bookstores. Walking into Barnes and Noble is one of the most calming and promising experiences, knowing that there’s thousands of pages waiting to be read and stories dying to be shared. I never walk into B&N with a…

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