Stale Loaves and Smelly Fish: The Paradox of God’s Redeeming Grace

Stale Loaves and Smelly Fish: The Paradox of God’s Redeeming Grace

God can and will use all things—even the parts of ourselves we would rather hide. What would happen if we offered all of ourselves, even the imperfect and unlovely, to God?

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Finding God in Diversity

Finding God in Diversity

Differences (language, culture, origin), far from being a hindrance to our worship of God, are an essential factor in our ability to bring glory to God’s name. So how do we learn to embrace them?

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The Heart Speaks Louder Than Words

The Heart Speaks Louder Than Words

When it comes to ministering across cultures, there is one factor that matters more than all others: the state of your heart. Ethne Director Jody Hovda shares three common heart conditions that get in the way and how to address them.

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Prayer: The Sacred Dialogue

Prayer: The Sacred Dialogue

Years into her walk with Christ, Myra was surprised to discover that prayer could be more than a monologue where she talked to Jesus and expected him to listen; it could actually become a sacred dialogue where the two of them talked with each other.

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The Lamb of God Has a Sweet Tooth

The Lamb of God Has a Sweet Tooth

An elderly homeless African American man with a few canned goods not expecting to be noticed, might have been the Creator of the Universe in very convincing disguise.

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Cultivating Kingdom Creativity in Our Lives

Cultivating Kingdom Creativity in Our Lives

Kingdom creativity comes from how we engage with the stuff of our everyday lives. God made all of us creative, but how do we cultivate that for his glory?

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Transcendent Joy: Rising Above Every Other Joy in Prayer

Transcendent Joy: Rising Above Every Other Joy in Prayer

How can we personally experience the sense of God's immanent nearness and transcendent greatness, like the Psalmist David expressed in Psalm 139?

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What's Your True Identity?

What's Your True Identity?

The more we practice and internalize our true identity, the more we can experience the freedom that comes with knowing who we are. Here are three ways to start.

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Abiding Prayer: Deepening Communion With the God of Love

Abiding Prayer: Deepening Communion With the God of Love

Abiding prayer describes a life-long journey in prayer, not just one particular method of praying. Bill O’Byrne shares an introduction and sample prayer exercise.

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Spiritual Guidance in Unexpected Places: Dante and the Helical Journey

Spiritual Guidance in Unexpected Places: Dante and the Helical Journey

Here are four principles for the spiritual journey that give insight on how to continue growing in your life with God.

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Entering the Inner Sanctuary: An Invitation to Contemplation

Entering the Inner Sanctuary: An Invitation to Contemplation

In winter the natural world illustrates an important principle—the need to slow down and pull back occasionally in order to thrive.

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