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J_Osheta

The Zig-Zag Pattern of Shalom

"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11 KJV My favorite images of Jesus are of him as Shepherd. While I'm moved to humility when I see him on the cross, challenged to make waves where there is injustice, calmed when I see him standing on … [Read More]

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The Peacemakers, The Poets + The Pretty Ones: Good News for Girls

26 Women To Watch In Tech in 2015.   The Peacemakers Women are a powerful force for peace. Here's why. Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS. The power … [Read More]

J_Idelette

Was Jesus Successful?

"What are you most afraid of?” She aimed the question at me right in the midst of our conversation. I thought she was asking a rhetorical question—not really … [Read More]

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J_Diana

Who Gathers You?

“She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a … [Read More]

J_Michaela

What Chaos Creates

Community is birthed out of chaos. I know this well. My community came around when life dumped some haphazard days and months and years at my feet. In my breaking … [Read More]

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J_Bookclub

The Red Couch: Disunity in Christ Introduction

"Oh, I'm not like those Christians." I don't know how many times I've uttered that sentence in the last decade or so. Sometimes it was said with disdain, other times with reassurance. Always with the intent to distinguish between them, whoever they were, … [Read More]

Journey

December Zine: Goodbye 2014

Oh lovelys, I am so grateful for you. As we close out 2014, it is also time to close out the zine. It has been a very fun two years of making graphics and placing smiling LOVELY faces into the pages of the zine. But this year I worked on the zine a little … [Read More]

J_Naomi

A Posture of Wonder

By Naomi Williams | Twitter: @NaomiWilliams87 I’d spent a few weeks mulling over my One Word for this year when a question stirred: What are you afraid of? The answer came to me as I cycled past the creaking clock tower of Kings Cross station, bubbling … [Read More]

J_Cindy

The Power of the Dinner Table

Like many other families, we reserve dinner time to be that sacred 30-minute window where the four members of our clan are contained within a space of reaching distance. I holler the routine call: “Dinner is ready!” from the kitchen and they appear from their … [Read More]

J_Nicole

The Journey to Belong

I scrolled through the photos of the gathering on Facebook. Smiling faces. Arms thrown around each other’s shoulders. It was my high school 20th reunion. Everyone looked so happy, as if they were having the time of their lives. And I wasn’t there. Emotional … [Read More]

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Standing With Martin Luther King, Jr.

I come to this weekend every year and feel detached from the reality of Martin Luther King Jr.—his family, his friends and his community. I don’t feel like I am a part of his suffering or his courage. But I want to be because as Chandra White-Cummings reminded … [Read More]

J_LEIGH

New Year, Same Me

I had a fairly idyllic childhood. The first few years of my life were filled with the things that still matter most today: my people and books. All my needs were covered by my parents. Sure, I had to deal with my younger brother but at that stage, we got … [Read More]

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