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A Prophet’s Visions

March 24, 2018

A Prophet’s Visions Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said he was standing in grove of trees in western New York State when God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. From this vision, Smith taught that God the Father had a physical body and that the Mormon religion was the only path to salvation.

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A Certain Future

March 29, 2018

A Certain Future Twelve thousand people in twelve cities were interviewed for IKEA’s 2016 Life at Home Report. Each person was asked this simple question: “What makes a home a home?” Despite the respondents’ different cultures, ages, and ethnicities, four common elements of home were identified: comfort, safety, belonging, and love. As we...

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A Jealous God

March 23, 2018

A Jealous God Many parents have had a version of this conversation with their children: “If you don’t clean your room, you can’t have a friend over to play,” or “If you don’t return the car with a full tank of gas, you may not borrow it next weekend.” The child does not clean her room or return the car filled with gas—and then acts shocked...

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A Shepherding God

March 28, 2018

A Shepherding God Kenneth Bailey, author of The Good Shepherd, was familiar with shepherding culture. He spent seven years as a child in the south of Egypt, returned years later to serve as pastor in rural Egyptian churches, and later lived in Bethlehem “where shepherds grazed their flocks around us.” Bailey brought these personal insights...

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A Coming King

March 27, 2018

A Coming King In the 1930s, the Southern Plains region suffered an ecological disaster now called the “Dust Bowl.” Homesteading legislation had brought inexperienced farmers, incentivized by land ownership, into the region, and they had responded to the demand for European grain by plowing up the grasslands to use for farming. But without...

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A Flourishing City

March 26, 2018

A Flourishing City James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and his wife, Deb, traveled 54,000 miles across America in a single-engine plane. Fallows wrote about the commonalities he noticed in healthy American cities. For one, there were local heroes in these cities, big and small. They also had downtowns, community colleges,...

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A Second Eden

March 22, 2018

A Second Eden Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the United States in late August 2017, and the Category 4 storm turned the streets of Houston into waterways. Bible teacher Beth Moore, a resident of the deluged city, wrote in Christianity Today shortly after the storm: “We are devastated. They say it will take many months and perhaps even...

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  • Sovereignty March 22, 2018

A Curse (and Blessing)

March 25, 2018

A Curse (and Blessing) In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer explored the distinction between “cheap” and “costly” grace. Cheap grace requires no real contrition or repentance. It says that people will be forgiven regardless of their desire to be delivered from sin. Costly grace, on the other hand, “is costly because it condemns...

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