27 results for tag: Ruth Tucker


January 2024

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: A Tiny Ripple of Hope – pg. 1 Four No's of Our Lives in Christ – pg. 2 Ageism: Prejudice Against Our Future Selves – pg. 4 What's New? – pg. 6 Eden as a Metaphor – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

November 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: 60 Years Later... If JFK Could Talk – pg. 1 The Love of Thanksgiving – pg. 2 Should We Fear God? – pg. 5 A Sickness Unto Death – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Plant An Artistic Seed – by Ruth Tucker

We wring our hands over the education crisis. What’s the solution? Some would say more math and science teachers. Maybe. But what would happen if educators and heads of state all over the world put out a call for more music and art teachers? What if corporate America focused on beauty more than money? Imagine a world of harmony—musical harmony and relational harmony. How might such a world look to an artist? For Adonna Khare this world is filled with strange, albeit recognizable, animals who get along despite their differences. A lion licks a lollipop, a goat walks a trapeze, elephants are entwined with orangutans and fish walk upright...

May 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Stretch Marks of a Mother's Love – pg. 1 One Day in May – pg. 2 The Kingdom in a Person – pg. 5 Grieving Nels – pg. 6 Prodigal Sons – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

January 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Nothing But Jesus – pg. 1 A New Beginning – pg. 2 Loving Doctrine More Than People? – pg. 5 Savannah Bananas – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

September 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Walking With Jesus – pg. 1 Our Daily Walk – pg. 2 Living in the Way – pg. 5 God Surrenders to Us in Love – pg. 6 Donkey Rescue – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

May 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Closer Than You Know – pg. 1 Reflecting on Grace – pg. 2 Scared Prayers – pg. 5 Memories & Mercies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Kanzo Uchimura – Ruth Tucker

Ruth Tucker My Dear Teacher, Junki Chung. That’s the salutation I use when I write to a former student who would go on for doctoral work under Martin Marty at the University of Chicago. After that, ministries in America and Korea. Finally, a seminary professor in his homeland and inviting me to speak and to tour that beautiful land of the morning calm. The presentations were spell-binding, eliciting variously gasps of shock, sighs of sadness, and hearty laughter. I’ve never before or since held an audience like that. Dare I say, he was a dazzling translator who was able to transform an ordinary lecture into an electrifying oration. I had no ...

Eden as a Metaphor – Ruth Tucker

Ruth Tucker I was recently interacting with an attractive, engaging woman—mid-forties, school teacher, twice divorced—who told me she had finished reading my book, Black and White Bible: Black and Blue Wife. She found the book thought-provoking, particularly my perception of the Garden of Eden as a metaphor for falling in love. She had recently begun dating again, and she felt she needed that warning. I write the following in my book about this garden paradise: My attraction to the story of Adam and Eve has found its habitation in the heart of imagination. . . . When I contemplate this Garden of Eden, this Paradise, I wonder if it is ...

Rachel and Leah: Rival Sisters – Ruth Tucker

What if there had been no story? No Abraham and Sarah, no Isaac and Rebekah, and no Esau and Jacob, and no Rachel and Leah. What if no one had remembered? What if no one had cared enough to write it down? What if there had been no God of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and the ten generations from Noah to Abraham had never existed? What if there had been no creation and there was only chaos and the void? What if God himself was only a hole in the darkness?   Anne Roiphe, Water from the Well Ruth Tucker The Bible is filled with good stories. Here we focus on the rival sisters, Rachel and ...

February 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Ruth Tucker: Confronting Religious Shaming– pg. 2 Ed Dunn: Doing the Work– pg. 5 Greg Albrecht: Changed in the Presence of Pure Love – pg. 7

January 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Narrow Way of Grace – pg. 1 Let the Past Be the Past – pg. 2 Getting Past Your Past – pg. 5 Plain People Doctor – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

September 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Remembering 9-11 in the Wake of 2020 – pg. 1 We Believe – pg. 2 Think on These Things – pg. 5 Forgiveness and Apologies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

May 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: What Is and Who Is the Church? – pg. 1 Break It Up – pg. 2 My Two "Moms" – pg. 5 Buzzy – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

January 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Learning Pandemic Lessons – pg. 1 Here Comes the Dreamer – pg. 2 I Must Confess – pg. 5 My Sister Claretha – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8