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A Life's Worth

Author: Adam GriffinCategory: Culture

In a state far away, a man who looks like me shoots a man who does not. Many who look like the man who was shot organize a public outcry. I’m grieved but I don’t know what to say or do. No one asks me about it. I move on without fear of being shot myself, without hatred toward the shooter and without frustration over a broken system. I move on in relative silence, ignorant of my ...

If We Survive the Night

Author: Mason KingCategory: Theology

I’ve been fiddling with this brush for hours. I’ve washed it four times and still can’t wipe the blood from my mind. For weeks, things have been happening. The water turned. The locusts came. Then the darkness. For three days the sun disappeared. Life has been turned upside down. And now this. Sitting here in the dark of night. She’s been so strong. My wife forced her ...

The Gospel and Exodus

Author: JT EnglishCategory: Theology

When I was a kid, I had a Bible on my nightstand that I would read from time to time. Not knowing where to start, I would begin in Genesis 1 and inevitably, I would get lost somewhere in Exodus, Numbers or—if I was really ambitious—Leviticus. I could not understand how these stories fit with each other or how they fit with the more familiar stories in the New Testament. I really ...

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