Church

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5 Ways The Church Is Changing and How We Can Adapt

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Two years into the global pandemic, it has become clear that the church will not be returning to what it once was—a gathering primarily based in a physical location. “That church” has “left the building”.
No one willing to talk with an African girl in church

It's Time to Talk About Racism in the Church

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“There’s an African church in another part of town. Perhaps that would be better for your husband.” That was what a lady said to me one Sunday as l was chatting with someone in the church courtyard before the morning service.
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How I Got into Ushering as An Introvert

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Earlier this year, I signed up for something I didn’t think I would normally do—ushering. Being an introvert, I felt nervous at the thought of approaching fellow members to greet them.
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Why Is It So Hard to Go Back to Church After Getting Hurt?

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Growing up, I had always wondered why those who have left church found it hard to come back. I saw old friends, mustered pained smiles, said respectful hellos to some of the elders . . . but it just didn't feel the same.
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When I Was Betrayed by a Fellow Christian

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Some time ago, there was a situation that made me extremely angry, to the point that I raised my voice and slammed my hands on the table

There's More to Celebrate than Marriage and Babies

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I see my phone light up with an incoming facetime call from one of my best friends. While we’re very close, we don’t usually facetime each other unannounced. I do the math.

When Forgiveness Doesn't Seem Fair

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Growing up in church, I watched people testify to what they called, “God’s grace.” From my perspective, what I saw was people sharing about horrible mistakes and poor choices they had made, and how God had seen them through the challenges that followed.

Church in the "New Normal": Should I Start Going Back?

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After five months, I finally went back to church last week. I had expected it to be an emotional event for me, but I have to confess—it wasn’t, really.

What Almost Ruined a Relationship before It Got Started

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With a passing glance, I thought he was a homeless man who had wandered into church. But then he started handing out weekly programs, and as people greeted him by name, I realized I was more of a stranger than he was.