Author Archives: Cara Brown

Rest: Making the Top Ten

 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.”  — Deut. 5:12-14 (NLT) … more »

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Missio on Story (Hebrews 11:32-28): Once Upon A Time…

Since we were toddlers, people have told us stories.  Almost every child knows the phrase, “Once Upon a Time…”  Storytelling is in our nature.  We love the adventures, the unexpected twists, a little bit of trouble, and especially the happily-ever-afters. … more »

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Missio on Just Economics: From Jerusalem to South Asia

There are times when I read the Bible that the people and their cultures seem so far away from me that I feel detached from the story.  Their lives are so different from mine in how they eat, dress, where … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: The TV Won’t Stop Talking

The TV won’t stop talking. I hear so many words – terrible news stories, shallow comedy shows, meaningless reality programs, this celebrity this, that sports game that – following me wherever I go. It’s on all day at work, my … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Names to Remember

I love names.  We see names all the time: book titles, street names, foreign cities, etc. Every word has such a rich meaning and the further you understand the name, the further you really know it – the essence of … more »

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Missio on Strife: The Artistry of Work

In Alsace, France there is a sixteenth century painting, the Isenheim Altarpiece, which depicts the Crucifixion with John the Baptist and Mary on either side of Jesus.  Many details are noteworthy here, but what I love most is John’s finger.  … more »

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On the Nature of Goodness and Work

Among mankind, there are few things that tend to cause more dissatisfaction, apathy, and bitterness than work.  Work is viewed as a means to an end, namely money, and is, therefore, a necessary evil.  Seldom do people refer to labor … more »

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