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Jesus meant it when he said “Love your (political) enemies.”

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” – Thomas MertonPhoto by Heather Mount on UnsplashPolitics and FriendshipOne of my best friends and I disagree politically, and it makes our friendship stronger.This friend of mine — we’ve […]

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Why No One Really Cares What You Believe

“One of the great tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying. A persistent schizophrenia leaves so many of us tragically divided against ourselves. On the one hand, we proudly profess certain sublime and noble principles, but on the other hand, we sadly practise the […]

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You are not the worst mistake you’ve ever made.

Here are ten quotes that help me recenter when I make a big mistake. I hope they help you, too. You are not the worst mistake you’ve ever made.

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God is Love. No, really.

God loves everyone. No exceptions. (Alternate title: The Gospel According to “The Greatest Showman”)

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I Need You to Help Me See God Clearly

Desmond Tutu said, “We are, each of us, a piece of God.” When I look in the mirror, I see just one piece of God. I need you to help me see God clearly.

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Hope for the Forsaken: A Doxology in Darkness

I am grateful for the example Jesus lives out for us during his darkest night of the soul. He knows what a deadly cocktail despair and loneliness create. If you’re feeling forsaken, read this article for two things that can help.

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How Should Pastors Respond to People with Mental Illness?

Steve Austin shares his story of recovery from a suicide attempt on the Not Your Mama’s Christian Podcast.

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#ImStillHereBecause

The #ImStillHereBecause hashtag is trending on Twitter today. These things catch my eye because they open the door to share my story. And we’re all longing for someone to share their story and remind us that we’re not alone. This is my story.

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How Can I Be Gay, and Call Myself a Christian?

#FaithfullyLGBT A friend of mine started this hashtag, that many people use in solidarity, as we proclaim our faith, and also proclaim our sexuality. That same friend also is the President of an organization called Faith In America, whose ultimate goal is “to end decades and centuries of using religious teachings to justify marginalizing and […]

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6 Mistakes When Reading about Women in the Bible

The false teaching that idolizes men, while subordinating and harming women has been allowed to run rampant in the Church in the name of “Biblical Gender Roles” for too long. This teaching reduces women to objects created by God as an afterthought to please and take care of men. It blames women when men lust […]