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How Do I Get Past My Disappointments and Hurts From Church?

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My friend came to our breakfast meeting downcast. “I’m having a hard time,” she said. “How long does it take you to forgive someone?” I stirred my tea and thought about it. “It might depend on the offence…and on my relationship with the person. I could probably forgive a small insult faster than a huge betrayal. And the more I trust the person, the easier it is for me to forgive him or her.”

Can We Love Jesus Without Loving the Church?

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I have always been a regular church attender, and am typically involved in one ministry or another. But there have been times when I wondered if being a part of a local church body is really all that important. I never actually stopped attending, but I have wondered at times, "What's the point?"

Why Don't I Feel Like I Belong in Church?

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I have been attending the youth service at my church for five years. This was where I planted my roots and grew spiritually.

Can We Have Jesus but Not the Church?

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“I love Jesus, but not the church.” This is what someone recently told me, and it left me puzzled.

How Do We Respond to Same-Sex Attracted Friends?

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My first close encounter with a gay person was back in my pre-university days, when a classmate expressed his feelings for me. I had no idea how to respond except to discourage any further advances (or false hopes) there and then.

3 Faulty Thoughts Believers Have about Same-Sex Attraction

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“I completely disagree with what the pastor said about homosexuality,” Jenny* blurted out as we warmed our seats while awaiting the arrival of our pre-lunch dessert.

Why I Struggled To be Real in Church

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Church is supposed to be the place we feel secure and accepted. But the reality is often different. Many of us struggle to be ourselves in the church because we fear being judged.

Church: A Gathering of Sinners or Saints?

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Each week when I step into church, at least one person will ask, “How are you?” or “How have you been?” My response is often short, and almost always accompanied with a smile, “I’m good, how about you?”

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.