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Yoga and the Christian

  NEWSLETTER Share Tweet Forward Share Pin     Yoga and the Christian   Years ago I began each day with yoga. I stepped barefoot onto a mat and moved from pose to pose for a half hour. I ended with the prayer pose in which I stood erect with

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Christ Defeated the Enemy at the Cross

I lived through and walked alongside protesters in the 1960s. I understood the grievances. America needed to wake up to the sin of racism. Today protesters remind America that there is more to do. But a smaller group seem bent on destroying America. Black Lives Matter (BLM)   Patrisse Cullors, cofounder

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God in Us–God for Us

  I used to believe that my inner life was my personal business. The good Lord showed me how wrong I was.    God in UsThe Holy Spirit entered my soul in a split second. He came with no fanfare or drama. In that same second, he told me to

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Power of the Gospel

In Angels, Demons, and the Dead, I tell the story of a Christian woman who lived in a nursing home and had nightly conversations with her deceased husband. When sensing his presence, she told him about her day in the same way she had for their sixty-plus years together. He

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Are There Guardian Angels?

One wintery night, I turned onto the ramp of an interstate. A gust whipped up new fallen snow and erased the road. My car slid as if in free fall toward the edge of the ramp. Miraculously, I felt my car lifted and put back on the ramp where the

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God’s Messengers

Images of angels and the beliefs they represent are passed from one generation to the next until they are baked into cultures. A popular image is of the archangel Michael standing over Satan, the archfiend who led the whole world astray. Michael’s booted foot is firmly planted on the devil’s

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A Soul with a View

A Soul with a View is about the way people see the world. In the Bible, soul is the inner being of a person that is also called spirit, mind, and heart (Deut 6:5; Matt 22:37). A person spends years defining and refining a view of the world. At best,

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From Fog to Clarity

Imagine walking down a path on a foggy day. You hear laughter and strain to see who is ahead of you. Two blurry figures emerge from the mist. Then you see two boys tossing a ball into the air for the other to catch. You smile. You know enough about

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Come Lord Jesus

Jesus Christ upended the spiritual beliefs and practices of his day when he offered humanity a relationship with God. Most common folk in the Greco-Roman culture depended on miracle workers with a library of formulaic prayers and rituals to protect them from spiritual evil. Jesus’ gift of salvation made them

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The Source Matters

Something was amiss in Abigail’s life, so she joined a six-week archeological dig in Israel to figure it out. One morning mid-way through her stay, she awoke and saw a six-foot man dressed in a full-length robe standing in the doorway. Stunned but unafraid, she looked at the man and

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