Kraybill: You are a city set on a hill

Aug 10, 2020 by

Amid pandemic, with national and ecclesial cultures facing up to systemic racism, I hear Jesus speak to the church: Let your example and witness be bold! What will the world see? You cannot hide. When Jesus...

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Washington Witness: Welcome the seekers

Jul 27, 2020 by

After a 16-year-old boy witnessed a gang member murder another young man, gang members came to his aunt’s store where he worked, threatened him and ordered the store closed. Later, another family member was...

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The Word of God in all its pages

Dec 23, 2019 by and

Recently I received a letter from a child I sponsor who lives in a small village half a world away. He told me his family are goat herders and his favorite food is maize. He asked me what I like to eat and...

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Greatness or mercy?

Dec 23, 2019 by

Jonah was a reluctant agent of mercy (“What If Jonah Came to Us?” by Jane Yoder-Short, Dec. 9). Jonah is not mentioned among the great cloud of witnesses in Hebrews 11, but Samson and many other flawed Old...

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Bible: High ideals for God’s people

May 7, 2018 by

Blow the trumpet! The content of these 12 verses in Leviticus 25 is plain. Instructions from Yahweh to Moses presuppose that the Israelites are now living in the Promised Land. Each household has been allotted...

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Bible: The high priest and the foundation

Sep 26, 2016 by

Heb. 1:1-9 sets the tone for the entire letter to the Hebrews with its focus on Christ, the great high priest. God “has spoken to us by a Son,” the text says, “whom [God] appointed heir of all things,...

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