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Baptism: not the removal of dirt

Baptism: not the removal of dirt

This post is from Katlyn Chambers. Meeting Jesus changed my life. I had one of those conversion experiences that make people question my sanity. You know, one of those moments where I felt swept up in a cloud of ecstasy and light, and when it was over the Holy Spirit himself had most certainly done ...

Lectio Divina: 4 (Old) Steps for Reading Scripture

Lectio Divina: 4 (Old) Steps for Reading Scripture

This post is from Nick Chambers. Lectio divina—Latin for “divine/sacred reading”—is a practice of prayerfully reading Scripture, the basic idea of which can be traced back to some of the very earliest Christians to write on Scripture and prayer. Scripture is not just a book; it is a way God reveals himself to us. This ...

(At Least) 6 Reasons Why Every 20-Something Should Read a Biography

(At Least) 6 Reasons Why Every 20-Something Should Read a Biography

This post is from Austin Gohn. As a college freshman, I was first introduced to the benefit of reading biographies in a book called From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya—a collection of missionary biographies by Ruth Tucker. Since then, I discovered that most of the people I admired could list off a few biographies that were ...