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… what makes the scriptures important is their role as the “canon” (measuring stick) of the Christian faith. They are our traditionally agreed-upon standard or benchmark. They tell us our story and teach us who to be in the world…(Read More)

A lot of our differences as Christians can be boiled down to how we individually feel about the Bible, our approach to scripture. Earlier this week, Pastor John Pavlovitz, posted an essay on his blog Stuff That Needs to be Said, entitled 10 Things This Christian Doesn’t Believe About The Bible…(Read More)

The notebook pages were scribbled somewhere between 1604 and 1608, the deadline year for six teams of collaborative translators tasked with translated the King James Bible, which was first published in 1611. The New York Times reports on the discovery and what it illuminates about the creation of the King James: David Norton, an emeritus…(Read More)

The importance of Peeps


Peeps are the marshmallow institutions of Easter. First made in 1953 by the Just Born company in Brooklyn, they’ve become, for better or for worse, a tradition at this time of year. According to the AARP (“11 Things You Didn’t Know About Peeps”), four out of five Peeps purchased are chicks, rather than…(Read More)

On this day in 1872, we recognized that we all need time in the wilderness, to set ourselves apart. May Lent be such a time, a time not just of giving up some things, but more importantly a time to hallow and consecrate ourselves anew to God…(Read More)

The Rev. Marek Zabriskie offers a plan for reading the entire Bible in one year: Most Americans make a New Year’s resolution. The No. 1 resolution is to lose weight. No. 2 is to exercise more. But within three days, most Americans quit their resolution because they have no one to hold them accountable…(Read More)

by Kathleen Staudt A poetproph. She works as a teacher, poet, spiritual director and retreat leader in the Washington DC area and is the author of two books of poetry: “Annunciations, Poems out of Scripture” and “Waving Back:Poems of mothering life”, as well as a scholarly study of the modern artist and poet David…(Read More)

by Sara Miles Here is the problem I have with the Bible. Mostly, I spend my life lurching back and forth between the reasonable hope that I’m basically OK and things are going pretty well; and the sickening conviction that I’m a wicked, terribly mistaken lost cause and the whole world is on…(Read More)