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Religion

Spirituality underpins migrant activism in US borderlands

TUCSON, Ariz. — Alvaro Enciso plants three or four crosses each week in Arizona’s desert borderlands, amid the yellow-blossomed prickly pear and whip-like ocotillo, in honor of migrants who died on the northbound trek. Each colorful wooden memorial denotes where a set of bones or a ...

Footsteps to Follow: 2021 – The year of sonship for the one-ship

This is a time when God is resetting His church and what the meaning of worship will be. The Spirit of God is ushering us into a new dispensation where church will no longer look like programs and services being performed in a building but will be taken outside of the walls and into the ...

Faith Matters: Light and darkness

“God called the light ‘day’, and the darkness He called ‘night’” (Genesis 1:5a NIV). All of us are familiar with the Creation Story. Day 1, Day 2…rest. Day, night, sky, water, land, plants…us. From Day 1, there has been day and night, light and darkness. Then why am I surprised ...

Students create unifying mural for New Covenant

Ana Sanchez, a rising junior and studio art major at Lycoming College, is helping New Covenant United Church of Christ spread their message of God’s unifying love for all. The church pastor, Brad Walmer, shared that the idea for a mural was generated within the church community. The church ...

Footsteps to Follow: Shortcuts and short-change

Psalm 40:1 is “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry” (NIV). In our fast-paced and over-scheduled lives, we often find ourselves taking short cuts to save time, but that is not always a good thing. Over the last year and a half, my wife and I had to make ...

NJ pastor finds new home in City Alliance Church

Although he admits that he didn’t plan to become a pastor, Nithin Thompson, the new pastor at City Alliance Church, said that by the time he was in high school, he had accepted that God is real and began questioning what that meant for his life. “I just kinda started to grow in my ...