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Unity Isn’t Joe Biden’s Job

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As my family watched the votes come rolling in on election night last week, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of heaviness at the obvious division in the U.S.

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.

How We Can All Experience Some Good from Conflict

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Her demeanor was the first signal. The way she averted her eyes when I looked in her direction. Then, as we walked past her on our way out of church and my husband bid a friendly goodbye, her silence confirmed it—she was upset.
7 Things You Should Be Praying About (But Probably Aren't)

7 Things You Should Be Praying About (But Probably Aren’t)

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So what have you been praying about lately? The usual petitions and praises—asking God to work in our circumstances or thanking Him for what He has done? Maybe some confession as well—laying our sins before God and asking His forgiveness. Here are a few things we don’t often think to pray about, but maybe we should!

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?

Are You Afraid of Halloween?

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Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in America. People dress up in costumes, go to parties, and talk to neighbors they’d otherwise ignore. Kids run up to houses chanting “trick or treat,” expecting to receive plenty of candy. But Halloween is often controversial in Christian circles because of its pagan origins. Should we embrace it or boycott it?

Does My Denomination Matter To God?

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"What? You are attending a Bible study in a Methodist church?" My husband expressed his surprise when I first told him that I was joining this particular Bible study. It was just 10 minutes’ walk from my office, and the timing was just after work hours, which worked out perfectly for me.

4 Things To Consider Before Leaving Your Church

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I was a young Christian when I witnessed my first church split. There was an exodus of members from the congregation I worshipped with. I had no clue how to make sense of what was happening. I don’t really remember who was in the right or the wrong; I simply remember the sadness that lingered when brothers and sisters in Christ part ways under unpleasant circumstances.

Why Christians Should Not Be Afraid to Talk About Politics

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Have you ever gotten into a political discussion at church? It’s not always the most comfortable topic. “So what are you doing after church this afternoon?” “Um. . . Going to the protest march.”