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The Creationist Crisis

By Vic Sizemore

Recently my brother had a DNA test done to see what our nationality/ethnicity breakdown is.

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Risen Words

By Jan Vallone

A book was sleeping inside me. It was somewhere deep and warm, somewhere just beneath my heart. At first, the words free-floated lightly, whispering so I could barely hear them.

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The Rich, the Poor, and Jesus

By Vic Sizemore

In November of 2013, Oxfam International released the results of a study that found an ever-growing concentration of the world’s wealth into the hands of a very few.
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A Blaze of Holy Unease, Part 1

By Shannon Huffman Polson

“Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.” —Psalm 111:2
As I drove home from the Methow Valley a week ago, I listened to Krista Tippett interview Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.
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God’s Grandeur

By MFA Faculty Jeanne Murray Walker

I’m up at 5:30 in the morning, packing, then gazing out the window at Whidbey Island as I wait for a pick-up. Wind rattles the cold panes. Behind me, a fire flares in the fireplace. Continue Reading …

The Final Roll Call

By Shannon Huffman Polson

Ritual matters most within community: within the brother and sisterhood of arms, within the relations of a family. Continue Reading …

We Have Eternity in Our Hearts

By Vic Sizemore

We are infinitesimally small by astronomical standards, small as a single-celled parasite in a mosquito’s intestine, smaller even. Continue Reading …


By Elizabeth Kalman

The bank is about to foreclose on this house, so I live on a threshold between homeownership and something else, something unknown. Continue Reading …

A Baby Smaller Than Roosevelt’s Eye

By Lindsey DeLoach Jones

It wasn’t her size that made her mine. She was little more than an idea. Continue Reading …

On Plumber’s Block, Part II

By Kelly Foster Lundquist

Yesterday, I asked a question that I will now attempt to answer. That question was: Are writers truly alone when they enter their private writing spaces? Continue Reading …

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