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Heart, Soul, and Mind

He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment.” –...



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Is There No Balm in Gilead?

"Terror let loose!" thunders the text of the prophet Jeremiah (650 - c. 570 BC), quoting Psalm 31.   Rereading this amazing Old Testament book from the sixth century BCE ...


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Kneeling at the Manger

A few years ago I attended an Advent Quiet Day retreat, taking time for reflection and preparing. During the opening we were asked what Advent practices had been ...


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Abwoon d'bwashmaya

What a difference a translation makes: A close translation of the Lord’s Prayer from Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke, yields astonishingly fresh insights about the...