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  • Written By: Alisa Williams
    November 22, 2017

    Book Review: The Wisdom of Your Heart

    “Your emotions are made in God’s image,” states author and Spectrum contributor Marc Alan Schelske at the beginning of his new book. For some...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    November 21, 2017

    The Grace of Simple Things

    “I believe in all that has never yet been spoken. I want to free what waits within me so that what no one has dared to wish for may for once spring...
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  • Written By: Jared Wright
    November 21, 2017

    If They Knew How to Bridge This Gap...

    By now, for those who pay attention to LGBT+ stories from within the Seventh-day Adventist community, it is a familiar narrative: young person grows...
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  • Written By: Dennis Hollingsead
    November 17, 2017

    Nine Jars of Honey

    It was Christmas 1977. My wife, I, and our seven-month-old son were traveling from South-Central California to Portland, Oregon, in a two-door Toyota...
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  • Written By: Claude Lombart
    November 14, 2017

    Book Review: Somehow I Am Different

    A review of Somehow I am Different: Narratives of Searching and Belonging in Jewish Budapest, written by Alyssa Petersel, published by Acorn...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    November 14, 2017

    The Mystery of Iniquity

    Recognizing reality and demanding to change it are fundamentally different activities. Both wisdom and virtue depend on keeping them separate, but...
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  • Written By: Victor Hulbert, Robin Anthony, Trans-European Division
    November 09, 2017

    Reformation Journey Part 6: No Easy...

    It’s easy to go with the flow, to be surrounded by people who all think the same, and to believe the same things as everyone else. It takes less...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    November 06, 2017

    Beauty and Terror

    He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic.” — Luke 9:3
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  • Written By: C.M. Kinny's Ghost
    November 06, 2017

    A Critique of Spiritual Vigilantes by...

    The forest: a broad overview of the book Stylistically and editorially speaking, there is something that jumps out in an initial scan of the book....
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  • Written By: Carmen Lau
    November 03, 2017

    Which Story: Domination or Partnership?

    What is the nature of the kingdom Jesus described? Rigid? Flexible? Wrathful? Compassionate? Keeping power? Sharing power?
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