Food in Life, Life in Food

The Food in Life and the Life in Food Nikki Holdridge / The Falls Church Fellows Program 1 May 2017 I love food. I love to eat food. I love to work with food but I think most of all I … more »

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Implicated in the Way the World Turns Out

The Moral Imperative for Peacemaking in a Divisive Age by Todd Deatherage Executive Director and Co-Founder, Telos We owe a debt to those among us who have the ability to detach themselves from the era in which we live and … more »

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Resting in Delight

I don’t rest well. I never have. My mind is pretty rest-less, actually. Though I might physically find time or a place to rest, my mind likely isn’t; the effects of which have included insomnia, tendinitis, and anxiety, each of which have made a point to sprout up into my life in their respective seasons. According to The New York Times columnist, T. M. Luhrmann, this … more »

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The Luxury of Being Free

What we steep ourselves in has such a strong yet subtle way of affecting how we think. For example, because I am a fish swimming in the water of American culture, my first thoughts when I hear the word Sabbath are … more »

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Rest to the Glory of God

Many people discuss, think about, or acknowledge that Christians are to work unto the LORD. It is an ideal, a doctrine even embraced by our world most probably because of how great a portion of our time is given to … more »

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A Lifestyle of Giving

Economy matters. It is at the center of Nehemiah’s rebuke of the people of Israel in Nehemiah 5. But Nehemiah’s vision for how resources should be used doesn’t fit neatly into the way I have grown up thinking about economy. … more »

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Work Without Faith…

  “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain that you rise up early, and go late to rest, eating the bread of … more »

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Seeking Shelter, Seeking Security

It’s semester two of the Fellows year, and for most of us it’s easy to dilute that to meaning only one thing: job-searching. It’s the daunting phrase that is weighing some of us down, is the source of all excitement … more »

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Discerning Wheat From Weeds

In Ecclesiastes 2:17-26, “The “Preacher” is essentially saying: “I hate my work; I will work all the days of my life, and for what? To hand it off to someone else? He could be a fool for all I know. … more »

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For My Pleasure

Gretta: “I told you, I write songs from time to time.” Dan: “Well what do you write them for?” Gretta: “What do you mean what for? For my pleasure.” The film “Begin Again,” from which the above dialogue is taken, … more »

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