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Revival Widow 1920 1280 Renee Emerson

Revival Widow

“After the joy and satisfaction of knowing that I am his by rights—and his forever—I will slip into the background. In short be a lost life.…

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Every Seed Must Die 1920 1280 The Promise Is Hope

Every Seed Must Die

The Promise Is Hope Every Seed Must Die © 2018 Old Bear Records 11 Tracks / 36 Minutes “It’s the dark night of the soul…

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Before I Boarded The Train 1920 1080 Renee Emerson

Before I Boarded The Train

–Corrie Ten Boom I strung up a Bible between my shoulder blades, felt its reassuring pat pat, our bodies just bodies packed together in filth, cattled  toward…

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Christian Confessional 1920 1280 Aidan Rogers

Christian Confessional

Let’s get something straight – as Christians, we are not immune from the same kind of thinking that the world has about prayer (or about…

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How To Stay In Church: A Field Guide 1920 1280 Aaron J. Smith

How To Stay In Church: A Field Guide

I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t want to be another exit story, another dissatisfied customer, another exvangelical. I wanted to stay, to affect change,…

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Stop Absolving God 1920 1033 Laura Jean Truman

Stop Absolving God

It is a shame to try to use our logic to absolve God when our hearts are breaking. Everything happens for a reason, says the…

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When All That Is Left Is Jesus 1920 1211 Kaitlin Curtice

When All That Is Left Is Jesus

Someone recently asked me, “Why on earth are you still going to church? You, of all people?”   They were referring to my indigenous ancestors,…

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Jesus, Social Injustice, & Me: Being A Voice For The Least Of These 1920 1280 Sierra White

Jesus, Social Injustice, & Me: Being A Voice For The Least Of These

What makes you excited?hat burns in your soul? What has God placed in your heart to do or say? I have been doing a lot…

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An Atheist & A Christian Walk Into A Bar 1920 1221 Kaitlin Curtice

An Atheist & A Christian Walk Into A Bar

Actually, it was a social work classroom. She had a shaved head and I had some sort of pixie cut, and we slowly began sitting…

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Hey Church, Stop Sad-Shaming Me 1920 1280 Jason Ramsey

Hey Church, Stop Sad-Shaming Me

Irecently heard a sermon about ‘how to avoid contentment’. It was part of an otherwise-enlightening series about ‘how to mess up’ in life. In it,…

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Burned Out On Religion 1920 1281 David Ruybalid

Burned Out On Religion

Ihave read the “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” a thousand times. I have heard pastors draw out from the older son’s conversation at the…

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The Ugly Truth About Diversity 1920 1440 Leslie Verner

The Ugly Truth About Diversity

Iam a white girl in a white city and I would never identify myself as a racist, but how many people of other races would…

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5 Things The Church Must Become Before It’s Too Late 1920 1353 Chris Kratzer

5 Things The Church Must Become Before It’s Too Late

As a pastor, I believe in church and love her deeply, especially when the centerpiece of all she is and does is the Gospel of…

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Hold Tight To Hope 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

Hold Tight To Hope

Though You say You’re with me always, I feel left high and dry. You brought me so close to sweetness and then snatched it away…

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Is This A Biblical Worldview? 1920 1133 Lyndsey Medford

Is This A Biblical Worldview?

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood issued a statement on sexuality condemning all LGBTQ+ identities and Christian affirmation of LGBTQ+ people as made in…

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It’s Okay To Deconstruct Your American Faith 1920 1276 Kaitlin Curtice

It’s Okay To Deconstruct Your American Faith

In college, I took a world literature class. We spent some time with famous stories from all over the world, including the literature of the…

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The other in the eyes of another 1919 1279 Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

The other in the eyes of another

When you see me – you don’t see me. You see me through the bias that causes you to blind-see. The prejudice you know you…

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The Arc Of Fear 1920 1280 Brian Niece

The Arc Of Fear

The arc of fear is a powerful motivator. But the arc of fear never finishes bending where it seems to lead, because under the immense pressure…

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When I Kept Silent 1920 1280 Laura Jean Truman

When I Kept Silent

I used to work as a chaplain at an elderly residential facility and rehab hospital in Atlanta. I was there on December 28th 2015, the…

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Witness To Suffering 1920 1279 Caris Adel

Witness To Suffering

We romanticize suffering because we know the weight of looking at it honestly will crush us. It’s why we have best-selling books about the London…

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