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4 ‘Humble’ Things That Aren’t Humble

If you're trying hard to be humble, you're not being humble. Read More
 

Vernon Hooks is the pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, a church in Clarksville, Tenn. where a burned cross was discovered on Tuesday morning. The church, just outside of Nashville, has a mostly black congregation and anywhere from 100 to 200 members, one of whom contacted Hooks when they saw the cross. "It was devastating," Hooks told USA Today. "I was somewhat hurt, but then I took time out to ask God to forgive whoever did this."

"Whoever did it, we forgive them," Hooks told reporters while gathered with various church members. "That's the message, that we are a forgiving church and we'll let the police do their job."

It's been classified as a hate crime, but the case is murky. "It was assigned to a detective, but we have no leads," said Sgt. Charles Gill of the Clarksville Police Department. "We've got nothing" ... Discuss

 

Book designer Adam Greene wants to turn the modern, printed Bible into a visually beautiful, easy-to-read, redesigned work of art. Greene’s Kickstarter has raised more than $750,000 for the intensive project that—by drawing inspiration from the dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant—turns the Bible into a re-organized, four volume series, each the size of a contemporary novel. As he explains, the vision of the Bibliotheca project is taken from the history of scripture:

The literature of the Bible was experienced by its ancient audiences as pure literary art—written or oral—with none of the encyclopedic conventions we are accustomed to today (chapter divisions, verse numbers, notes, cross references, etc.). Furthermore, the texts were appreciated as individual works of literature, which gradually accumulated into what we recognize as the biblical anthology. By separating the text into several volumes, and by applying classic & elegant typography, Bibliotheca is meant to provide a fresh alternative to the reader who wants to enjoy the biblical library anew, as great literary art.

You can learn more about the project, and see images of the four-volume set here ... Discuss

 

What My Anxiety Taught Me About God

3 lessons about faith I learned through living with anxiety. Read More
 

Christianity is Harder Than We Pretend it is

Why we need to admit the difficulties of following Christ. Read More
 

How Letting Go of Baggage Saved My Life

It's harder to cling to joy than pain. But it's well worth the effort. Read More