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Gold leaves of autumn New buds in spring Summer’s warm magic Winter’s cold ring— Coming and going Time’s rise and fall Years building ages Time touching all— So our lives mingle So our...

When war killed the land and the people were slain, and governments raged, then I heard this refrain: “It’s only a natural cycle.” When economists saw how...

I see five promising signs of hope as the world enters 2015. Also a few maybes. Any optimism must be tempered by the now-present reality...

“What are you reading now?” someone asked. Here’s a summary: Michelangelo: His Epic Life, by British art critic Martin Gayford (London: Penguin, 2013, 662 pp.,...

The world is a mess. Where are the reformers? Americans are frustrated with what is variously called “gridlock” or “dysfunction” in Washington. We face boat-loads...

Are humans unique among all living things? Are we special? The two extremes here are fairly obvious, I suppose: Yes! Humans certainly are special; unique among...

The world is a getting safer. For centuries, violence has been subsiding. Really? Most people find this hard to believe. But consider evidence presented by Stephen...

The Bible—and especially Jesus—show that Christian theology is not so much about believing things as it is about doing things: walking in...

You’ll remember Howard Snyder from his book review of “Thinking Fast and Slow” that appeared on the Seedbed Feed back in February. Here he...

In his Church Dogmatics, Karl Barth (1886-1968) refers to God’s “everlasting covenant” with earth and its creatures a dozen times (CD I/2,...

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