Trying to Find Jesus a Wife

Back in 2012, a few fragments of papyrus were discovered that seem to indicate that Jesus had a wife. One of them reads, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…’” and another says, “As for me, I dwell with her in order to…” – although the speaker in the second line is…

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RIP Cursive and What it Means for the Church

Last week, Indiana announced that the state will no longer require teaching cursive writing to students and instead will focus on keyboard skills. You can read about the decision over at Time Magazine. Some people are calling it the end of an era, and in some ways it certainly is.…

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Would Jesus be on Facebook?

Last night at Merge (Journey’s weeknight Bible study) we covered an unusual topic for a Bible study: Facebook. Specifically, is Facebook a good thing for Christians to be a part of. There’s been lots of stuff posted lately about this very topic, and some from some very high-profile people. The…

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Unexpected Lessons: Swing Dancing

If you happen to follow me on Twitter (@mlstarner) or on Facebook, you probably notice that I’m often talking about swing dancing. Over the summer, a few folks at Journey and I decided to venture downtown Grand Rapids and check out the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society (or GROSS, for…

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Remembering…

Like all Americans who were old enough to know what was going on, the memory of what happened on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 has been seared in our minds forever… I was just out of high school and was working as an elementary school custodian at the time. I arrived…

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