Faith of the Saints: Noah

Hebrews 11:7, “By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of righteousness that comes by faith.” Noah’s example follows the theme of faith—”the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction […]

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Faith of the Saints: Enoch

Hebrews 11:5, “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.” Enoch’s faith is the segue into the hub of Hebrews 11 in verse 6, “And without faith it is impossible […]

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Love Bears All Things

Every night, you visit me. Sometimes in dreams. Sometimes in nightmares. I dream of you as I wish things to be. We go on picnics, to Bible studies, praying together. Everything is as I desire. Then I dream of your loss—a nightmare of your inevitable rejection. It is deceitful, starting out as a dream as […]

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To Have Jesus

The phone rings. The voice on the other end says, “I need you again,” then hangs up. Through the tonal pitch of anxiety in her voice, no other information was needed. Her voice trembled with the uncertainty of a jovial future, for the demon of her past has reared its ugly head once more. Such […]

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Who Wrote the Bible and Why it Matters

In discussions of original authorship pertaining to the Christian Bible, there remain controversial issues on whether the Pauline epistles were really written by Paul. On the one hand, Bart Ehrman in his Huffington Post article, “Who Wrote the Bible and Why It Matters,” contends “many of the books of the New Testament were written by people […]

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Imagine there’s a playground in the sky, and you don’t have to worry about falling. You can skip along the air particles, playing amongst the clouds. A young girl escapes into the atmosphere, dancing gleefully in the clouds, skipping along the air particles. She wishes she had sequestered herself here long ago, far away from […]

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A Torrid Affair with the Rain

I am mesmerised by the adventurous tales of Bilbo Baggins as I become insidiously distracted by the soft, gentle pitter-patters on my living room window. I amble my way onto the cabin porch, soaking in the calmness of the pitter-patters on my face and its bittersweet smell, the tall green follicles of the earth all […]

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This short story is inspired by Matthew 11:28-30. As she watched the small waves crash onto the shore of Lake Michigan, the sound of loud traffic from the Mackinac Bridge broke her concentration from a purposeless daydream. She looked upwards into the sky, eyes closed, and took a deep breath, welcoming the bittersweet scent of […]

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