Welcome to the Future

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In a recent episode of the podcast BackStory,  host Ed Ayers presents his co-hosts with a puzzle. He gives them three different visions of the future and asks: What do they all have in common? Two guys, Mike Donovan and Gregory Powell, have been tasked with investigating an abandoned mining operation on Mercury. The conditions are so harsh that the …


Washed and Clothed with Your True Identity (#515, Lent 1)

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In the time of Noah God washed the world clean of sin. Baptism washes the Christian clean and gives each one a new name and a new identity. Sonia Singh rescues abandoned and abused dolls. God has rescued you; you are loved. Do you know it? (22 Feb 2015)


A Truth to Guide You in the Desert of Doubt (#514, Ash Wednesday)

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Like the Israelites, Jesus wanders in the desert for 40 days. But Jesus refuses to doubt God’s love for him no matter what the Devil says. God is your Father and He will provide for you, He will protect you, and He is enough for you. (18 Feb 2015)


A Love-ly Lent in 3 Simple Steps (#513, 6th Sunday)

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Leprosy was a lot like sin. Jesus sacrifices himself to make us clean again. Lent is a time to grow in love. Spend 10-15 minutes in prayer each day, reach out to others, and give up something that’s getting in the way of love. (15 Feb 2015)