The Word Among Us

Jan/Feb 2016 Issue

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Publisher's Letter

Give Them Something to Eat

The beginning of a new year is traditionally a time for reflection: on our lives, our families, and our goals. It’s also a time to look back over the past year and reflect on its ups and downs. Well, 2016 also marks the beginning of our thirty-fifth year of publication, and to mark this milestone, we want to share with you some reflections on our history and calling. More »


A Tale of Two Stories

As we look back on our thirty-five years publishing The Word AmongUs, I want to tell two stories—one global and the other personal. First, the global story. More »

Giving Away What God Has Given

Here’s a quick Bible question: What was the first thing Peter did after he was filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost? More »

Creative, Liberating, Living, and Fruitful

It’s no secret that we at The Word Among Us love to talk about the Scriptures. It’s because we have experienced Scripture as a life-giving word, a liberating word, and a word that has the power to turn us into “living gospels.” And we know we are in very good company. More »

Celebrating Elizabeth

My fiancé and I received our baby’s devastating diagnosis at our usual doctor’s office. I had hoped the ultrasound would show that the baby was fine; the tiny arms of our child on the screen appeared to be waving vigorously. Then the ultrasound technician stepped out of the room, and a doctor entered. More »

Swept Away by Mercy

Jesus encountered many people throughout Palestine. The Gospels have transmitted a record of some of these people and have given us their names for the most part. One prominent detail immediately leaps out: these women and men are almost always in difficult situations or are suffering from a sickness, from grief, or from some other painful situation. More »