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Kristen Marble
Kristen is a speaker and writer ( from Montana. She is a Commissioned Pastor with the Evangelical Church of North America and leads The Bridge house church. She studies theology at George Fox Seminary and is preparing for PhD studies in biblical studies.

Entries by Kristen Marble

Bloomberg's Right: That's Just the Way God Works

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 2:50 PM

It took several attempts to completely read the compelling New York Times series on homelessness in New York City that featured 11-year-old Dasani. Every time I began to read about Dasani's life, I pictured my own daughters -- ages 11, 12, 13 and 14 -- in her situation....

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Searching for Peace in the Not-So-Silent-Night

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 3:17 PM

My dad typically only wore his suit jacket to church twice a year -- on Easter and Christmas. On those two days, my younger sister and I would always be sure to sit on either side of him.

Just like Frosty's hat, there must have been some magic...

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Stone Soup in Soweto

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 9:48 AM

My mom is a retired preschool teacher, and as a child, I often spent time after school helping her prepare crafts and activities for her classroom. One of the more memorable weeks in her preschool year featured stone soup -- reading the book by Ann McGovern- - and making it...

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Guns According to Jesus

(64) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 12:00 PM

I live in Montana so as you might imagine, guns are just a natural part of living. It's almost as if one's first breath of Montana air -- either as a transplant or native-born -- triggers an automatic gun-toting, gun-loving mentality. Not quite, but almost.

My friends from other states...

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Punxsutawney Phil & Seasons of Life

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 5:07 PM

Just one week ago the world watched in eager anticipation. Predictions were made, bets wagered, crowds gathered, and the media readied itself to catch the moment. All eyes focused on a little brown object. Little else mattered.

Finally the hero emerged, seemingly unphased by the hype. And within minutes,...

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Rediscovering Christmas Truths ... in Prison

(49) Comments | Posted December 24, 2012 | 11:16 AM

As Christmas draws near, churches around the country celebrate the glorious day with special worship gatherings. Disco balls for Jesus at Journey Church, little kids singing sweet songs in small-town America and a church in Washington State that raised the spirits of a sad heart. Each service unique and specially...

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Banishing the Darkness: Where Do We Go From Here?

(2) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 12:41 PM

Twice recently I have watched with horror the Twitter feed, Facebook status updates and live online reporting of events that exposed the rampant evil in our world: shootings at Clackamas Town Center in Portland; massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Twice have I allowed myself to cry tears...

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