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Reb Duke

The Kingdom

July 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Few Thoughts
by Rebekah Duke, staff member

Jesus often preached that “the kingdom of God is near.” When I was growing up, for some reason, I always thought that the kingdom of God meant “going to heaven after we die.” As a kid, the thought of waiting to experience heaven until I die was literally a lifetime away. It seemed as though we were supposed to be good people (you know….don’t cuss, be nice, stay pure, etc.) and basically just wait to get to heaven once we die. Read More

Human Trafficking and the Familiar Quest for Love

February 25, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

by Rebekah Duke, staff member

Several of the DB team were able to attend a workshop focused on human trafficking this week. As I sat down in my seat at the beginning of the day, I suddenly realized how heavy the weight of the topic would be. We heard from FBI agents and leaders of the police task force who are fighting human trafficking right here, in our own city. The discussion was not about Thailand or India. Right here, right now, people are slaves. It’s happening in our neighborhoods and American cities. And you might guess who is at the highest risk — homeless youth. My friends. Read More