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“Church has to be run like a business.” I said the above statement about five years ago, affirming the institutional model of a large church in my area. There was

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Even though I live in town, there’s a non-park wooded area within a short distance of my house that I sometimes like to go for a walk through. As woods

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Stop it! Please, I am begging you.There has been a growing conflation of right-wing politics and right-wing Christianity almost my entire life. I was born 34 days before the Roe

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Recently, there have been disagreements within Christianity over the church’s role in the political sphere. Christians are wondering if Republicanism is wrapped too tightly into the fabric of American Evangelicalism.

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Peter Paul Rubens, Christ on the Cross, c. 1610, oil on panel, 45” x 30¾” Changing the World for Christ I’ve spent much of the last decade and a half

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The idea that America is increasingly hostile to the Christian faith is a common one in evangelical circles. I saw someone post the following on one of the social media

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America is not, nor has it ever been, nor should it ever be a “Christian nation.” We can’t baptize a nation, nor should we try. Christians are the last people

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The “Attractional Church,” according to Jared C. Wilson (from The Gospel-Driven Church), can be defined as “a way of doing church ministry whose primary purpose is to make Christianity appealing.” Now,

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There was a tremendous outpouring of support after my father passed away on May 7th. I want to thank you all. We buried Dad next to Mom on Friday, May

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When Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light” it was intended to be a source of comfort and guidance for Christians throughout history. It’s found in

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I was married young… too young. To be honest, our relationship did not get off to a great start. I think most of the time when a couple marries at

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With the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court, evangelical cultural warriors are rejoicing, even gloating, over this political victory. And make no mistake, this is

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