Christians

How To Stay In Church: A Field Guide

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

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…

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The Ugly Truth About Diversity

The Ugly Truth About Diversity 1920 1440 Leslie Verner

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 actually call me “friend”? Until…

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Mourning And The Duty To Delight

Mourning And The Duty To Delight 1920 1280 Leslie Verner

Acollective heaviness is caving in on us. With terrorism striking even holy Islamic sites, countries advising their citizens not to travel to the U.S. or wear traditional clothing here, many…

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What Has Become Of Our Light?

What Has Become Of Our Light? 1920 1080 Stephanie Thompson

Last night, as I watched my youngest graduate from Junior High School, my heart was torn. While I felt joy in the celebration of these kids (many of whom I…

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The Formation Of Whiteness

The Formation Of Whiteness 2229 1672 Caris Adel

Looking back, it was the little things that shaped me. The memories that stare me in the face, asking ‘Why do you still think of me? What can I possibly…

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We Need Bold And Angry Christians

We Need Bold And Angry Christians 1920 1280 Caris Adel

They want us to be quiet. Peaceful. Gentle. They want us to be Ruth in all things. Where you go, I will go, and your god will be my god,…

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One Big Happy

One Big Happy 1920 1440 Kelly Belmonte

Christians who drink Christians who get drunk Christians who talk about Christians who drink while sipping Constant Comment Christians who wear ripped jeans to church Christians who never wear jeans…

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Are We Playing Church?

Are We Playing Church? 1920 1079 Becky Hastings

There are two versions of me. I walk up to those big double doors on a Sunday morning and suddenly, I change. I push down all those things that I’ve…

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Five Types Of Christians God Won’t Use

Five Types Of Christians God Won’t Use 2139 1961 Beckie Lindsey

It’s been over twenty years since I prayed this prayer: “Lord, take all of my life and use me however you choose.” Then I gulped, closed my eyes tightly and held my…

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