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Why I Decided Not to Leave My Church

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The questions themselves were good, but I realized something was off the day my pastor preached about how we needed to step up as parents, and I left service wrecked with a heavy sense of guilt. You see, I don’t have kids.

5 People You Need to Be Friends With

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Church is dismissed and the rustling starts. Do you quietly sneak out the back doors of the sanctuary? Or do you stick around, finding ways to soak up the richness of the diversity of the body of Christ?

Finding Community Among Refugees

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The repurposed wood was the first thing that stuck out to me as I walked into the church. A greeter said “hello” as she handed me a bulletin, but didn’t ask my name or give hers.

Editor’s Picks: Top 3 Articles | Church

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Church. Some say it's the body of Christ. Others say it's our second family. For many of us, it has always been a key component of our lives.

Misconceptions Of The Church

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Debunking common misconceptions within the church and perceptions of Christianity. This topic tugs on my heartstrings as I thought and believed all of these only four years ago before I became a Christian. These misconceptions get tossed around so easily in society. I hope that as you look through my project it allows you to understand what CHRISTianity is all about.

What If There Was No Church?

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What if the building we called church were to be torn down by the authorities or destroyed by nature? What if there were no more “church” organizations? What if there were no more leaders to organized regular services or no preachers who wanted to teach? What would you do?

My Struggles as a Second-Generation Christian

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I am a “second-generation” Christian and for a large part of my life, I have felt trapped by this label. I believe anyone who is a second-generation Christian will be able to identify with what I’m about to share.

God Provided . . . So I Could Tithe

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Tithing: the practice of giving 10 percent of one’s income to the Lord. “Tithing” is a sensitive word, especially to someone like me, who has been unemployed for almost 10 months.

ODJ: loving beyond borders

I first experienced the beauty of the global body of Christ when I traveled from South Africa to Malaysia as a teacher. In that country, with its varying religions and cultural beliefs, I found a spiritual home away from home. From the moment I stepped into the little church down the road, I was warmly welcomed and treated like family. Thousands of kilometers away from where I grew up, I met peopl