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Making a Difference in a World That's Falling Apart
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

While church planners listened, a five-person focus group described life outside the congregation’s doors: A world falling apart. While church planners listened, a five-person foc ...

Irish Abortion Debate Reflects Growing Church-State Tensions
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Most European countries allow abortion on demand during the first trimester, but in Ireland, where there is still a palpable struggle between Catholic influence and an increasingly secular state. In many ways, ...

God the Father and Embryo
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Advent suggests so many mysteries of God's patience. One rarely commented case is God as Father and embryo. It is extra Biblical so imagination can only begin to tell the bizarre tale. ...

Pregnant with Possibility
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Donna Schaper Advent marinates us as we prepare to taste Christ's arrival. THE TASTE OF the election sti ...

Daddy’s Top Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (Pt. 2)
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

#5. Delivery complications: Amy was a real trooper when Mattias was born, but nothing about it was easy. Actually he and I had eerily similar experiences making our way into the world. We both were exactly the ...

Maternal Mortality, Birth Control, and What God Desires
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

Romanticizing about “accepting as many children as God gives us” is a luxury that most women in the world can’t afford; that they pay for, literally, with their lives. I find myse ...

Mother's Week: My First Mother's Day
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

This is my first Mother’s Day as a mom, and you know what the best part is? I get to celebrate and sleep through the night. This is my first Mother’s Day as a mom, and you know w ...

Faith in Action: One Man’s Quest for Safe Births in Sudan
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

This is the story of a health worker in South Sudan who is fighting for change and finding strength in his faith. Soon it will be Mother’s Day in the United States. For most ...

There's Just Something About Mary: The Power of Yes
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

See, God is at work in you in much the same way God was at work in Mary. (Not necessarily in that the Holy Spirit’s going to knock you up.) But I do think that you carry in your body the blessing of God and ha ...

The Afterlife of Trash
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher What is the connection between a mother in Pennsylvania and a mother in northern Canada? ...