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“Where did Jesus go?”

I like that thought too: that even though I can’t really see Jesus or touch him or talk to him, I know he’s still here. I feel his love in worship. I experience his goodness through loving my neighbors. I taste and touch his grace in bread and wine.

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Speaking to the Soul: Inform Me

Learning about God is, for me, a continuous process of setting aside assumptions. To grow spiritually, I cannot rest in what I think I know but must instead reach for new insights and new direction. Love unfolds – pushing my understanding of its limits to ever greater horizons.

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Lights in the Dark

The fear that has gripped me has alleviated a little for I know that stretched out across this nation, and this world, there are more of us who hold the candles of hope than not.

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A Singapore Christmas

It was a week before the end of the millennium: Christmas Eve in Singapore. And so it came to pass that a child with a tea towel on his head knocked on our door to our apartment and asked if there was room for him and his wife, Mary.

“For we have come a long way, and we are very tired,” he added.

My husband, playing the innkeeper, said, “Sure, there’s plenty of room! Come on in!” The child Joseph snorted and […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Born at the right time

Born at the time we need to remember that we are people of joy, for Love Incarnate has come to live among us. Born at the time we need to remember we are people of peace, for the Prince of Peace has come to live among us. Born at the time we need to remember we are people of hope, as we sing praises to our God whose sheltering faithfulness withholds nothing from us.

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Loads of what you know about the Nativity isn’t in the Bible

A recent survey in Britain showed that most people didn’t really know the biblical nativity story.  Instead, it showed that their knowledge of the Nativity was largely drawn from other sources, such as their home nativity set and Christmas pageants apparently.  The survey was done by the Bible Society, which exists to promote people’s engagement with the Bible.  You can read the story here .

The Bible Society also developed an online quiz as a way to engage people with the […]

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