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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. Lost in Bill’s. “ Ruth Bell Graham  When I was a child…

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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 / Never slept in a bed so cold / Can…

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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 the camp.  My father hid people  behind my bedroom wall like…

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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 any number of other spiritual disciplines, for that matter). We…

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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, to help heal the wounds I saw bleeding out all…

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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 preacher, but we have lost it all. God works all…

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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, to things like colonialism, genocide, enslavement, and violent conversions that…

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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 of soul-searching these last few months and God has continued…

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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 together, working together, answering questions in class, passionate about the…

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