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Thursday
Sep262013

Editor's Box | Digest: Articles 183 through 192

May 3, 2013 through July 5, 2013. Catch up on any of the articles you've missed!


May 3, 2013
“Secrets of the Chinese Language Part 2” by Todd Beiswenger
Looking into the connection between the Genesis story and the origin of Chinese characters, Todd has been reconsidering his less than literal reading of the Bible. He cites a number of factors that leave him asking if God said it that way because that is how it actually happened.

May 10, 2013
“Father and Son” by Joel Glenn.
Joel takes a quote from Apocalypse Revealed and uses it to bring together the image of the Old Testament God with that of Jesus. He writes of how easily the two have been pigeon holed into separate roles, while in truth they embody each other seamlessly.

May 17, 2013
“Thunder and Lightning” by Judah Synnestvedt.
Judah invokes images of thunder and lightening to vivify the Lord's power to enlighten our minds when dark clouds surround us. Spiritual storms are inevitable. Can we use them to our advantage?

May 24, 2013
“Meditate | Lost Sleep, Gained Hope” by Chelsea Rose Odhner.
Meditate is a monthly column in which insights gained from meditating on the Word are shared. We welcome your insights, too, in the form of comments, or better yet, your own article. Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

May 31, 2013
“Anger” by Wystan Simons.
Wystan uses a sermon of Chuck Blair's as a starting point to speak about the frustration and anger she holds around caring for their handicapped child. She writes about where she finds solace in the midst of life's uncontrollable events and her progress in moving through pain.

June 8, 2013
“I'm the Greatest Victim” by Tania Buss.
Tania exposes the private moments when she feels victimized and enjoys wallowing in self pity. She then explores avenues around that clever trap. What is stronger than the pull to feel small? Get busy reading this.

June 14, 2013
“Is Common-law Marriage Un-conjugial?” by Fran Raymond.
Fran pulls passages from the Writings to investigate the differences between common-law marriage and the ideals of conjugial love. Are they different? Are they mutually exclusive? She uses a fine toothed comb to untangle the matter.

June 21, 2013
“Meditate | Free Sunlight” by Chelsea Rose Odhner.
Meditate is a monthly column in which insights gained from meditating on the Word are shared. We welcome your insights, too, in the form of comments, or better yet, your own article. Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

June 28, 2013
“Two Genders, Two Worlds: ANC’s Road to Gender Learningt” by Gail Cooper.
Gail discusses the differences in male and female brains and how this affects learning. Using both the teachings in the Writings and her study of brain-based learning Gail points out some fascinating distinctions and describes some of the ways this affects a New Church classroom. This article was originally published in New Church Life.

July 5, 2013
““Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do”” by Clark Echols.
Clark examines the story of Jesus' crucifixion as a powerful example of forgiveness. He outlines ways that we can take this example and apply it to our daily interactions, becoming wiser, more spiritual people through accepting and offering real forgiveness..