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I own quite a few Bibles. It's helpful to have a variety of translations for sermon preparation and Bible study. But I have also been given Bibles over the years by family members and inherited a few. The one I’ve had the longest is very small and is the New Testament portion of the Bible. It’s bound…Continue
When I was in high school, during the “war on terror,” I was troubled by the growing prejudice that I saw against my classmates and others who were Muslim. Muslims, Christians, and Jews all trace our lineage back to Abraham. We have a shared heritage, yet I wondered why we felt divided by our differences…Continue
Hospitality is different in Northern Virginia from rural Southwestern Virginia. In the mountains, someone might invite you over to sit a spell on their front porch, offering a glass of “sweet tea.” In Alexandria, in part because we don’t often have front porches, we are more likely to say, “Meet me at…Continue