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If we see beauty all around you, every day, in everyday things – if we look for that beauty and bask in it and enjoy it – we will become reflections of it. That's how God "traps" us, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

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How can we identify signs of God's work in the world? Read more

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When we see Jesus and his works, we glimpse the intentions of the invisible God: love and justice, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

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Giving what you lack to someone is a practice of vulnerability and trust, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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Do we need God when all our “needs” are met? Do we need God when we no longer operate out of an economy of scarcity or of a need to appeal an all-powerful deity to stay alive? wonders the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas as she continues up the Amazon River. Read more

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Being beyond God is impossible, but it’s easier for us to ignore and avoid the presence of God, who is in both mundane and lofty aspects of life, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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If success in human terms isn't a name for God, as many philosophers and theologians assert, then what does "success" mean to God? asks the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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Rather than a passive viewing of the coming of Christmas, Advent is a time for active engagement with God, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Beware the simple slogans of Christmas' "reason," because God doesn't need a reason, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Sometimes the Rev. Morgan Guyton doesn't "feel" God's presence in prayer, but that doesn't mean he's giving it up. Read more

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Cosmic Knot

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Our liberty to make choices in life – to choose how we embody the divine from which we are made – flows to us from God's grace, writes Tripp Hudgins. Read more

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God as Architect

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In the contrast of two very different funerals, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant finds a sacred encounter with God "being God" in the face of death. Read more

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Girl Reads Bible

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Never forget, parents and caregivers set the model for how people will perceive God later in life, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Abused children face big obstacles to gain an understanding of the goodness of God. Read more

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The militant god promoted this week by some religious leaders doesn't look like the God embodied by Jesus in the New Testament, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Sunrise

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The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds a long drive from Rhode Island to Indiana brings a revelation about being sought by God. Read more

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Girl Reads Bible

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Her grand-daughter's questions prompt the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas to ponder: How do we help our children escape those theological shallows and teach and model the reality of God? Read more

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Silence Novel

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A questioner and the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas struggle together over what prayer is and what good it does when God seems silent. Read more

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Bible beads

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Approaching Thursday of Holy Week as a time of mysteries inviting us into faith brings the realization that God is with us in all things, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

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As is his wont, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant takes a different tack on a commonly accepted saying and comes up with a thought-provoking concept. Read more

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