Where’s God in the Pandemic? Making Sense of the Pain with Four Spiritual Views.

In the United States, we recently reached a grim milestone: 1 in 500 lives have been claimed by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Regular readers of this newsletter know that this statistic includes my own mother. You probably know someone who’s died, too. And many more whose lives have been impacted — either through impaired physical health due to long […]

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The Whole Thing | Jason English

The following is an excerpt from The Whole Thing by Jason English. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The Whole Thing: Fragments One: The Bible is often explained with an overwhelming emphasis on the brokenness of the world. This book is my wholehearted, simplified explanation of […]

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9/11 at 20: Abraham’s Children Reflect, Resource, and Renew.

I remember sitting on the porch with some new friends in Sheffield, England. It was August, 2003. I had just spent several days taking part in Wabi-Sabi, a pop-up ‘learning party’ hosted by my New Zealander friend Andrew Jones, in the Northern England city that gave birth to what later became known as the ‘emerging church.’ I was […]

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A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural Genocide

Content Notification (CN): Abuse, Oppression, Genocide. “From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend state-funded Christian boarding schools in an effort to assimilate them into Canadian society. Thousands of children died there of disease and other causes, with many never returned to their families. Nearly three-quarters of […]

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