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Relationships of Grace: Responding to Shauna Hyde's “Fifty Shades of Grace”

Learn More “This book [Fifty Shades of Grace] has been written to honor all people, male and female, who have been mistreated, overlooked, and unloved,” so writes Shauna Hyde as she seeks to provide a holistic approach to the healing of relationships. Scripture proclaims that humans are not meant to be alone. We need one…

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Henry E. Neufeld: Thanks for the Beer

by Henry E. Neufeld, publisher, teacher, and author of Stories of the Way, When People Speak for God, Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Confessions of a Liberal Charismatic, What’s in a Version? and more!   Sam (short for Samson, not Samuel), picked up the stein of beer he had just paid for, gave it an initial taste to savor…

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William Powell Tuck: How Do I Love my Enemy?

by Dr. William Powell Tuck, friarsfragment.com, retired pastor, professor and author of A Positive Word for Christian Lamenting, The Church Under the Cross, Overcoming Sermon Block, and more! Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:43-44 that we are to love our enemies seems not only difficult but, if we are honest, impossible to put into practice. How, for example, do…

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Bruce Epperly: First Do No Harm! (Job, Anne Graham Lotz …)

by Dr. Bruce G. Epperly, pastor, professor, and author of Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job, Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God, Healing Marks: Healing and Spirituality in Mark’s Gospel, and more! One of the first principles of medicine and ministry is “first do no harm.” This is sagely advice, since it is easier to say…

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The risks of testifying in one's own congreation

by Doris Horton Murdoch John 8:31-32, NASB: So Jesus was saying to these Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Is it culturally risky to share one’s testimony? Is it more…