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NEW POETRY

Revival Widow

Revival Widow 1920 1280 Renee Emerson

“After the joy and satisfaction of knowing that I am his by rights—and his forever—I will slip into the background.…

Before I Boarded The Train

Before I Boarded The Train 1920 1080 Renee Emerson

–Corrie Ten Boom I strung up a Bible between my shoulder blades, felt its reassuring pat pat, our bodies just bodies…

The other in the eyes of another

The other in the eyes of another 1919 1279 Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

When you see me – you don’t see me. You see me through the bias that causes you to blind-see.…

Resurrection

Resurrection 3800 1517 Mary Sayler

It was finished. There was nothing left to do but take down Jesus’ body and hide it quickly from mind,…

Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal

Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal 1920 1449 Prasanta Verma

The kiss on the cheek planted swift, turns to thorny scratch, burns long and thin, drips red on black dirt.…

NEW CREATIVE NONFICTION

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…

Every Day

Every Day 1920 1280 Jeremy Lane

The truth is, the sun will rise one morning somewhere in the future and before it sets you will have…

4:30 a.m.

4:30 a.m. 1920 1213 Jeremy Lane

It’s 4:30 AM. Somewhere a baby is sleeping. Somewhere a single mother is lying awake, asking God how she’s going…

NEW EDITORIALS

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…

When All That Is Left Is Jesus

When All That Is Left Is Jesus 1920 1211 Kaitlin Curtice

Someone recently asked me, “Why on earth are you still going to church? You, of all people?”   They were…

Jesus, Social Injustice, & Me: Being A Voice For The Least Of These

Jesus, Social Injustice, & Me: Being A Voice For The Least Of These 1920 1280 Sierra White

What makes you excited?hat burns in your soul? What has God placed in your heart to do or say? I…

NEW FICTION

Bright Possibilities

Bright Possibilities 1419 1118 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 1920 1279 Julie Dibble

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

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The Enchanted Doorknob

The Enchanted Doorknob 1800 1350 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…

Parachutes Upon The Wind

Parachutes Upon The Wind 1920 830 James Payne

Vanessa struggled within her sheets, the comfort of which she had worshiped for years, but now tossed her about like…

Tears In Heaven

Tears In Heaven 2000 1500 Chimeka Garricks

  Editor’s note: This story is inspired by true events from the author’s hometown in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, but is…

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 1280 914 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 1884 1348 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 1600 1204 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…