Adam Rice

Adam is an author and software engineer in Indianapolis. He enjoys weightlifting and writing plays and bad poetry.
Celebrating Conviction: Learning to Find Joy in Repentance

Celebrating Conviction: Learning to Find Joy in Repentance

Conviction has a terrible reputation. At times, we say it’s a prick of conscience when you consider doing something wrong (think Jiminy Cricket). Or it’s discussed as a heavy emotion we feel wrestling with our brokenness. Setting definitions aside, is conviction something you welcome in your spiritual life? Ultimately, conviction is the awareness that we’ve […]

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When Prayer Time Comes

When Prayer Time Comes

There’s something beautiful about hearing someone pray. Until recently, I hadn’t appreciated the ways our unique voices blend with the Holy Spirit when we pray. Our prayers hold threads of our testimony and what we’ve learned from God’s Word. When we pray for another person, we express what we know of a person’s character and […]

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Faith in Dark Times

Faith in Dark Times

When I was a kid, my family stopped at Mammoth Caves on the way home from visiting relatives. One of the most startling things about such a massive network of caves is how easily you could live in the forests above, never realizing they were there. When we took a tour, one minute, we were […]

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Being a Storytelling Church

Being a Storytelling Church

I love a good story. I was lucky to grow up surrounded by storytellers. Sometimes, they were old favorites that family members had shared dozens of times—like the one about the only time my grandpa ever went ice fishing. Others were fragments I wish I’d asked more about while I had the chance, like my […]

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To All God’s Anxious Children

To All God’s Anxious Children

This article is for anyone who steps into church, hurt or scared. Anyone who has a hard time passing through those doors, far from comfort. Anyone whose doubts and worries huddle close to their heart, threatening to isolate them. But you come to church anyway. You serve anyway. You worship anyway. All the while, leaning […]

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Depending on Jesus

Depending on Jesus

“Man–despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments–owes his existence to a six- inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.” —Paul Harvey Do you ever find yourself caught in a tug of war between dependence on God and self-sufficiency? Maybe you’re there now. You know it is God who has […]

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