Songs of longing
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Songs of longing

How can Christians celebrate Christmas without singing?! In my own congregation, in a survey seeking wisdom on whether, when and how to worship in person again, one person confessed, “I’m not a good singer, but that is what I miss the most.” That comment touched my heart. God loves to hear our praises, and our…

One Hundred Years Young
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One Hundred Years Young

On September 17-18, 1919, eight young men from Chicago and Michigan met to organize an organization we now know as Youth Unlimited. They sought to promote “the future maintenance of our Reformed life-view” and named themselves the American Federation of Reformed Young Men’s Societies (AFRYWS).

Hubble Constant
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Hubble Constant

For quite a long time, we have known that the universe is expanding. The red light shift (a drop in value for light waves that are getting farther away, sort of like the drop in tone you hear as an ambulance passes you and the siren moves away) makes clear that galaxies are moving away from us.

Lead with Love
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Lead with Love

I watched a televised debate recently among 20 or so Democratic presidential candidates. As they engaged with the topic of immigration, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, observed that “the Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion. . .

Back to Normal
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Back to Normal

Jack’s knee replacement loomed large on the horizon. We scrambled to cover all the bases ahead of time, anticipating his six weeks of recovery as best we could. Plans for a quick vacation before the surgery morphed into mornings spent working, followed by afternoon motorcycle rides.