The Word Among Us

July 2009 Issue

Publisher's Letter

Forming a Passionate People

Jesus once told a Samaritan woman whom he met at a well: “If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him and he would have given you living water” (John 4:10). More »


A Passionate Church

Imagine what it must have been like when Jesus ascended into heaven two thousand years ago. More »

Facing insurmountable odds, the first Christians staged a David-versus-Goliath victory. More »

Special Feature

A Saint for the Sandwich Generation

Tourists on a glorious spring day in 2003, my husband and I took a short metro ride to the outskirts of Rome to Ostia Antica, the ruins of a once great port city. For several hours we roamed this large, preserved site of antiquity. More »

A Lifeline in the Night

The radio on the counter crackled. “Storm warnings posted along the entire northeast coastline,” the announcer said, “with high seas and gale force winds.” More »

Suffering is certainly a part of our human condition. More »