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Lisa Anderson: Creating A Safe Space for Teen Moms

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Shame and helplessness were among the emotions Lisa Anderson fought when she fell pregnant at 17-years-old. Prior to her pregnancy, she had had a rough few years, starting with her mom leaving the family when she was just 15. Her mom’s departure led to a breakdown in her relationship with God.

Abraham and Cheng Yu: We Invited the Homeless to Our Wedding

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The laughter and joyous chatter streaming out of Yio Chu Kang Chapel rang through the night. It came from the hundreds of guests who were all dressed impeccably in their finest and the sumptuous food that kept everyone in high spirits. It all looked like a typical scene from a wedding banquet. Except that it was as atypical as any wedding banquet could be.

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.

5 Things to do Before Turning 30

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Though it still feels like college wasn’t that long ago, my friends and I are now all closer to 30 than we are to 20. 30 seems like a big milestone. Right now, we’re still exploring, still jumping between jobs, still trying to decide “what we want to do when we grow up.”

Craig Greenfield: Family in the slums and urban fringes

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Seven-year-old Jaydan and his sister Micah, 5, bounded down the streets of Downtown Eastside in inner-city Vancouver. The people hanging around those roads saw them and shouted to each other: “Kids on the block!”

Community: It’s more than just fellowship

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ODJ: Kindness and Hospitality

Recently three of my son’s football teammates spent the weekend with us. On Saturday the boys decided to paddle their canoes to the home of some friends of mine. Though they weren’t expecting guests, the Andersons showered the boys with hospitality when they arrived at their dock. Their kindness truly left a mark, so when I asked the boys the next morning if they would like to visit th

ODJ: Simple Tables

I have a friend who has spent most of his life with people who live on society’s margins: people experiencing poverty or homelessness, those who wrestle with addictions or simply exist outside the mainstream, anyone who might be considered an outcast. “That’s where I seem to fit,” my friend says. “On the edges.” He helps believers in Jesus learn how to be in tru

ODJ: the least of these

On a recent trip into the city I noticed people stationed on several street corners. Their clean, coordinated T-shirts announced a common goal—to help end homelessness. One of them approached me offering information. As I paused there on the street, I noticed a homeless man standing just a few feet away. I saw his scruffy outfit and downcast look. Although the advocates for the homeless were