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A half-eaten MoonPie sits in front of a plate of MoonPies. By New Africa/stock.adobe.com

Ringing in 2024 with a MoonPie and bologna: A reflection on the best way to live every day this year

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) kneels in prayer with teammates and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (3) after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Brock Purdy’s faith and the future of our republic: A reflection on the source of transformational joy

A family of three, all wearing Santa hats, sits on a couch while watching a Christmas movie featuring Santa Claus. By New Africa/stock.adobe.com

Why we love holiday movies: A reflection on the source of true joy

A German police officer stands guard in front of the synagogue in Frankfurt, Germany, early Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. Antisemitism is spiking across Europe after Hamas' Oct. 7 massacre and Israel's bombardment of Gaza, worrying Jews from London to Geneva and Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Hamas attacks thwarted in Europe: “Their web of terror will threaten us all”

Jacob Swid, whose son died fighting Hamas militants during the attack in a kibbutz on Oct. 7th., is embraced after lighting up a Hanukkah candle at a volunteers gathering area in southern Israel, near the Gaza border, Thursday Dec. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) IDF soldiers are also celebrating Hanukkah by lighting candles in menorahs made by children who were evacuated from the area around Gaza.

IDF soldiers lighting Hanukkah candles in Gaza: A reflection on the path to transforming peace

Outside at dusk on a snowy street, a person in a Krampus costume looks directly at the camera. Krampus is a "demonic anti-Santa" with goat horns. By Manfred Herrmann/stock.adobe.com

“Krampus” takes over Christmas: Cultural conflict and the peace found only in Christ

A Buddhist monk in orange robes sits atop a high mountain staring across an expanse into a rising sun. By ittipol/stock.adobe.com

From Buddhist monk to Thai gang member to Christian pastor: A reminder that God is still at work

FILE —Taylor Swift arrives at the world premiere of the concert film "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour," Oct. 11, 2023, in Los Angeles (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File). Swift was recently named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2023.

Taylor Swift is Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”: A reflection on the privilege of sharing hope

FILE - The site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. Israeli officials say victim testimony and evidence gathered by rights groups indicate that Hamas militants carried out widespread sexual and gender-based crimes during their Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg, File) Why has Hamas violence against women been ignored?

Why has Hamas’s violence against women been ignored? A reflection on the path to persuasive hope

A general view of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house during the press pre-view showing large portraits of the actors who have portrayed the famous movie icon James Bond, with Sean Connery, at right, in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) The question of whether James Bond could be re-created with AI was recently posed to one of its producers.

Will the next James Bond be an avatar? The peril of AI and the path to transforming hope

Why is Jesus called Immanuel? Janet Denison discusses her new Advent devotional

A Christmas tree comprised of vials, bottles, and medicine sits against a green background.

What does Christmas have to do with bioethics?

A nativity scene features three figurines representing Joseph and Mary slightly bowed over a manger. © By Beto G/stock.adobe.com

Three wise ways to see Christmas

A man prays with his hands clasped below his chin, his eyes shut.

The humbling reason Peter is my favorite apostle: A word of encouragement for preachers during Advent

Eight wooden pawn pieces form a circle, casting a singular shadow of a crown onto a white background

Leadership advice for Advent and all the days that follow

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The Songs Tell the Story: An Advent devotional: A conversation with Janet Denison

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