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Bill Steward

If we listen to our young people, as the teachers in the temple listened to Jesus, what amazing things might we hear? asks the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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Still No Room

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Though suffering may await us because of our witness, we rejoice in the opportunity to share our faith in Christ, writes the Rev. Bill Steward Read more

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San Juan Bautista

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Before we can worship the child in the manger, we must go to John the Baptizer, who scores us with the blistering command to repent, and then rebel against all that is not of God, writes the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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Bible Open to Psalms

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Why do we use Scripture as a weapon, when in reality it's a great gift from God? asks the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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Flint Bottled Water

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Rather than obsessing about our mortality, a better, more Wesleyan option is to live each day working to relieve the suffering of others, writes the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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Parents wanted Jesus to bless their children, but the children blessed Jesus by giving him a respite from turbulent times and a vision of hope for the future, writes the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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Daughter of a preacher, Aretha Franklin offers a magnificent role model for what it means to put on the whole armor of God, writes the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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The Biblical patience to which we are called is not passive but persistent and political, pushy and impolite, biting and buzzing, writes the Rev. Bill Steward. Read more

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The Rev. Bill Steward points out that in times of oppression, liberation often begins with the spiritual encouragement of reading the Psalms. Read more

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