Can A Christian Be Both Loving and Critical?

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The songs at church this Sunday were alright. Only one minor theological blunder that I counted. The person on stage who read today’s passage managed to pronounce all the words correctly.

Does It Matter How I Worship God?

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A couple years ago, a colleague of mine invited my friend and I to visit an African church. l settled in my seat at the beginning of the service, expecting a heartfelt but rather demure time of praise and worship, just like  the kind of church services I grew up with in Australia.

3 Ways the Church Can Love the Disabled

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“This might reflect my bias, but why should we care about people with disabilities?” I was leading a Bible study on disability when someone unexpectedly asked me this. My heart sank.

A Letter to the Friend Who Feels Like Giving Up on God

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Dear friend, I was devastated when you told me that you’ve decided to “give up” on God. But in some ways, your decision didn’t come as a complete surprise to me.

5 Gift Ideas For A Meaningful Christmas

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It’s that time of the year again when we have to think of the perfect Christmas gift for our friends! If you're thinking of giving your friends and loved ones more meaningful Christmas presents than those $1 notebooks that they might never use, look no further.

What It's Like to Spend Christmas Alone

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My earliest memories of Christmas were a mixture of joy and sadness. I grew up  in Melbourne, Australia, where celebrating Christmas meant wearing bathing suits, eating barbeque shrimp and steak, spending the day around the backyard pool, and of course, the excitement of opening presents!

How I Found A Community While Going to College Abroad

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Before I set off to Swansea, Wales to further my studies, I had researched a number of churches to attend. While I knew about Singapore communities in popular destinations like Sydney or London, I didn’t know of any Singaporean Christians in Swansea. I asked around for recommendations, but didn’t receive any. So my search continued on Google.

6 Questions to Consider If You're Called to Full-Time Ministry

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After graduating from Bible college and seminary, my husband Andrew and I stayed in touch with many of our friends—people with whom we dreamed of and prepared for ministry. Within a matter of years, however, many of our friends had left ministry indefinitely.

When I Struggled to Fit into My New Church

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I looked around at the unfamiliar faces in the congregation, and then back to the front of the church, where the pastor had been preaching for 25 minutes already. I had grown up in a church where a sermon was called a homily, and it was 15 minutes at most.