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NEW POETRY

Sunday Mood

Sunday Mood 1920 1276 Peter C. Venable

We walk by faith, and not by sight— Yet godly eyes gaze at the height Above the sky, beyond the…

The Last Great Mythology

The Last Great Mythology 1920 1280 Peter C. Venable

Study, with unbiased, impartial eyes, That Jew—Jesus of Nazareth. He walked around the temple monoliths— Thought nothing of their massive…

There Are Verses

There Are Verses 1920 1279 Peter C. Venable

There are verses we contemplate in awe. When our Lord stood at mountain peak: Prophet Elijah, Moses and the Law—…

Begin-Again

Begin-Again 1920 1280 Chris Wheeler

Life is in the Begin-Again (dust and blood and birth); in You Who Are, the Beginning that begets all beginnings.…

Weep With Me, O Lord

Weep With Me, O Lord 1920 1281 Caroline Bardwell

My Lord, I am battered, my spirit is bruised, my weary heart shattered, my energy used. Your child is stuck…

NEW CREATIVE NONFICTION

Falling Behind (a personal essay)

Falling Behind (a personal essay) 1920 1271 Caroline Bardwell

From my perspective, our human instinct is to navigate life as if we were going for a long hike on…

Summer

Summer 1920 1276 Jeremy Lane

The sun is forcing mid-morning light through the curtains by the time your eyes are open and the whir of the…

Hold Tight To Hope

Hold Tight To Hope 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

Though You say You’re with me always, I feel left high and dry. You brought me so close to sweetness…

Hosanna

Hosanna 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

What did the people think, as they saw You heading towards the Jewel City? What did they believe they would…

First Day

First Day 1920 1280 Jeremy Lane

The alarm on the window sill begins to fade in and you slowly come to life and roll onto your…

NEW EDITORIALS

I Am A Reformer

I Am A Reformer 1920 1080 Traci Rhoades

Reformer: a person who makes changes to something in order to improve it. I suppose it’s time I called it…

Make No Excuses For This

Make No Excuses For This 1920 1280 Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

I was still rubbing my thick, heavy, sleep weary eyes when I got the message on my phone. It was…

Christian Confessional

Christian Confessional 1920 1280 Aidan Rogers

Let’s get something straight – as Christians, we are not immune from the same kind of thinking that the world…

How To Stay In Church: A Field Guide

How To Stay In Church: A Field Guide 1920 1280 Aaron J. Smith

I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t want to be another exit story, another dissatisfied customer, another exvangelical. I wanted…

Stop Absolving God

Stop Absolving God 1920 1033 Laura Jean Truman

It is a shame to try to use our logic to absolve God when our hearts are breaking. Everything happens…

NEW FICTION

Notice To Quit

Notice To Quit 1920 1280 Tom Funk

The buzz from Bert Immaus’ bedside radio alarm raked across his brain and awakened him. Could it really be 6:15 already? He…

Sick Woman

Sick Woman 1920 1271 Lyndsey Medford

Sick women make friends with our pain. After we run out of places to go, after our friends tire of…

Bright Possibilities

Bright Possibilities 150 150 Jody Lee Collins

“’sa bizzy pace, Boppa. “ “What’s that, pal?” “’sa bizzy pace. All zeese bepo.” “All these people. That’s right, it’s…

The Cash Temptations

The Cash Temptations 150 150 Julie Dibble

Tipping his wool cap to the dealer, he stepped up to the wheel. Eight hundred dollars wiggled in his pocket,…

The Enchanted Doorknob

The Enchanted Doorknob 150 150 James Payne

The doorknob is an overlooked wielder of magical wonder, which from strangers secures intimate secrets and mystery but to guests and those noble enough…

NEW MUSIC

Every Seed Must Die

Every Seed Must Die 1920 1280 The Promise Is Hope

The Promise Is Hope Every Seed Must Die © 2018 Old Bear Records 11 Tracks / 36 Minutes “It’s the…

Ian Zumback – The Table

Ian Zumback – The Table 960 960 Ian Zumback

Ian Zumback The Table © 2018 Old Bear Records 10 Tracks / 43 Minutes There’s a reason why this review…

Ryan Clair – Less Traveled Road

Ryan Clair – Less Traveled Road 2048 2048 Ryan Clair

Ryan Clair Less Traveled Road © 2018 Old Bear Records 10 Tracks / 38 Minutes Ryan Clair’s debut album begins…

The Hedgerow Folk – Compass

The Hedgerow Folk – Compass 150 150 Heidi Wheeler

THE HEDGEROW FOLK Compass Folk/Indie 2017 – 10 tracks, 50 minutes Review by Heidi Wheeler Imagine yourself on the front…

Joy & Sorrow Meet

Joy & Sorrow Meet 2000 2000 Weston Skaggs

A Sprawling, Brilliant Gospel Folk Landscape WESTON SKAGGS Joy & Sorrow Meet 13 tracks / 39 minutes 2016 Sprig Music…

NEW VISUAL ART

Awaken And Unfold

Awaken And Unfold 1389 1800 Shini Abraham

ARTIST: SHINI ABRAHAM LOCATION: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO MEDIUM: INK ILLUSTRATIONS       remember me awakening closer to Christ farther from…

“Music-Inspired Collection” – Paintings

“Music-Inspired Collection” – Paintings 3248 2448 Brandon Bagby

Artist: Brandon Bagby Location: Nashville, Tennessee Mediums: Oil, palette knives on canvas   Read our interview with Brandon here!  …

“Ethiopia Missions” – Photography

“Ethiopia Missions” – Photography 5184 3456 Erik Laursen

Artist: Erik Laursen Medium: Photography Film Locations: Ethiopia Erik Laursen is a missionary, writer, photographer, and Director at New Covenant…

NEW PERFORMING ART

All Prodigal Daughters And Sons

All Prodigal Daughters And Sons 1686 1530 Emily Joy

A LANDMARK VOICE OF FAITH AND LOVE Emily Joy All Prodigal Daughters And Sons 2015 / 10 Tracks / 30…

Let No Stone

Let No Stone 1600 1215 Don McCaleb

  Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty The whole Earth is full of his glory. I don’t want…

Inspired By Tragedy

Inspired By Tragedy 150 150 Boy Once Blind

A Subtle Voice In The Midst Of Chaos Boy Once Blind Inspired By Tragedy 2015 / 10 Tracks / 18…

Jesus Was A Feminist

Jesus Was A Feminist 150 150 Robin Merrill

 

How To Love The Sinner & Hate The Sin

How To Love The Sinner & Hate The Sin 1280 720 Emily Joy

  How to Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin 5 Easy Steps  1. Make sure the sinner knows how you feel about their lifestyle choices. Silence is considered…