Because We’re Not Good: “East of Eden”, a Book Review


We all have those pieces of art--be they movies, books, music, what have you--that upon first exposure we fall in love. We turn the last page or walk out of the theater or concert hall certain that this will surely be added to our list of favorites and long-held companions. Yet, how many times do … Continue reading Because We’re Not Good: “East of Eden”, a Book Review

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I Am a Hypocrite


“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." … Continue reading I Am a Hypocrite

Advent Reflection by Alyssa Mallgrave [Sun 12/10/17]


A couple of months ago, I went camping alone, totally isolated somewhere in the middle of Pennsylvania. Dirt roads, no signal, completely in the dark. I thought it would be a cool spiritual experience - it was not. Instead of the perfect night’s sleep I had hoped for, I laid awake for hours. The sound … Continue reading Advent Reflection by Alyssa Mallgrave [Sun 12/10/17]

Advent Reflection by Lauren Clausen [Sun 12/3/17]


When I think about the Advent season this year, I feel a bit overwhelmed. Not only does it mean that there are Christmas presents to buy and wrap, parties to attend, cookies to bake and decorations to put up, but it means that the weather is turning, the light disappearing and the cold creeping in. … Continue reading Advent Reflection by Lauren Clausen [Sun 12/3/17]

Karl Barth: Our Freedom, Home, & God’s Directing [QUOTES]


When looking through old seminary research, I ran across some quotes I pulled out from Karl Barth, my favorite theologian (hands down), and got to soak in the beauty of his words. I wanted to share them. Now, for people that don't read academic theology, this is it. It's circular, it repeats itself, and it's unnecessarily complicated … Continue reading Karl Barth: Our Freedom, Home, & God’s Directing [QUOTES]