by Meadow Rue Merrill | Feb 3, 2022 | Faith Notes |
The book of Job is likely the oldest recorded text in the Bible. It takes the form of a traditional three-act play. Whether it was written as a piece of performance art meant to reveal deeper truths about God, or whether it records an actual event, theologians disagree.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | May 24, 2019 | Faith Notes |
It is hard to reconcile the terrible things that happen to us with God’s great love for us. Yet, those who I admire most have found a way to keep loving and trusting God anyway while working to lessen the suffering of others.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Mar 14, 2019 | Faith Notes, News |
One of the most beautiful opportunities during Lent is the opportunity to focus on the larger Christian community around the world. It is an opportunity to repent – such as when reading of abuses committed by those who call themselves followers of Christ – and to pray for those who’ve been abused, both by those from within the church and those from without.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | May 26, 2015 | News | Living in a small city with a large family, the only thing in my life that shouts, “Quiet!” is usually me. From the time my family wakes up in the morning to when I shut off the light, my day is a door-slamming, music-blaring, phone-ringing, children-running onslaught...
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Oct 25, 2014 | Faith Notes, Monday Meditations | Lately I’ve avoided watching the news, which is easy at my house because we don’t have a television connection. But when I’m out running errands and listening to NPR or exercising at the YMCA and the Today Show is broadcasting the spread of Ebola and the recent death...