Devotional

A tale of two books

Religion | With great liberty comes great responsibility
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/17/19, 11:33 am

I grew up in a Jewish household, went to six years of Hebrew school three days a week after public school, and chanted my way through a bar mitzvah service at age 13. I then started going evenings to a school for studying the Talmud, which is made up of ancient rabbinical debates. One edition runs 73 volumes.

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The call to adventure

Religion | God bids us forward, looking toward His promises
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/08/19, 02:35 pm

It’s the classic quest story: the hero (or heroine) is toiling in the mundane fields or shops of everyday life when the summons occurs—a special calling or challenge. Gandalf appears in the Shire; Lucy walks through the back of the wardrobe; the burdened Pilgrim flees his doomed city.

The adventure begins.

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Honesty about sin

Faith & Inspiration | More from Barbara Duguid
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/07/19, 04:41 pm

One of our popular interviews last year was with Barbara Duguid, who grew up in the mission field and then earned a degree in medical technology that equipped her to head to a mission hospital in Liberia. She’s the author of Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in Our Weakness and Streams of Mercy: Prayers of Confession and Celebration. She’s also married to a fine theologian, Iain Duguid. Some 1,200 words from the Q&A were in our Oct. 27 issue.

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