Arts & Essays

  • Written By: Bonnie Dwyer
    January 01, 2016

    Gratitude in the New Year

    It was just about 5 o’clock on Tuesday when the phone rang. A reader in South Dakota was calling with his annual donation, and of course, to share...
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  • Written By: G.D. Williams
    December 24, 2015

    The Noel Mystery

    Once a year we celebrate a festivity called Christmas There are many elements in this gaiety known as Christmas ‘Tis the season of giving and...
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  • Written By: Brian Lauritzen
    December 21, 2015

    Comfort Ye My People: Handel's...

    Skid Row, Los Angeles. No one is quite sure how many people live on these streets, but we do know this 54-block area of Downtown LA is home to the...
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  • Written By: Jared Wright
    December 13, 2015

    A-Caroling We Go

    Join us in celebrating the Christmas season with these classic Christmas carols.   A cappella singer Peter Hollens released his rendition of Mary,...
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  • Written By: Spectrum
    December 06, 2015


    In drear-nighted December,    Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne’er remember    Their green felicity: The north cannot undo them With a...
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  • Written By: Carmen Lau
    November 27, 2015

    Lessons from Yellow Trout Lilies: Watch...

    I was startled one March morning to notice a massive buttery spread of thousands of flowers along the tree-studded ridges where I had walked daily....
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  • Written By: Alisa Williams
    November 25, 2015

    A Litany of Thanksgiving

    Every year at Thanksgiving dinner, before the prayer is said, it’s become a tradition in my family to go around the table and say what we have been...
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  • Written By: Jeffrey S. Bromme
    November 25, 2015

    A Thanksgiving Meditation – Betting on...

    The national discussion (screaming match?) regarding the treatment of refugees from Syria presents this question: Are we called to extend compassion...
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  • Written By: Spectrum
    November 21, 2015


    Come, for the dusk is our own; let us fare forth together, With a quiet delight in our hearts for the ripe, still, autumn weather, Through the...
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  • Written By: Peter Marks
    November 20, 2015

    South Pacific Perspectives on...

    Graeme J Humble and Robert McIver, (eds), South Pacific Perspectives on Ordination: Biblical, Theological and Historical Studies in an Adventist...
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