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Learning again how to live in the body

When I decided to come out, I didn’t do so lightly. I was already out to the majority of my non-Christian friends and family, but I hadn’t yet told most of the people at church. 1,824 more words

Same-sex Marriage

The language of war

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

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Same-sex Marriage

International Day of Prayer - November 2nd - Pray for the Persecuted!

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is November 2nd (or any Sunday in November).  Perhaps you are one who will pray.  Perhaps you know a group that is interested to pray for the persecuted church.   47 more words

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U2's Christianity

Joshua Rothman writes in The New Yorker about the serious but sometimes hard to discern Christianity in U2′s song lyrics. “Song lyrics are endlessly interpretable,” he writes, “but, once you accept U2’s religiosity, previously opaque or anodyne songs turn out to be full of ideas and force.” The song “With or Without You” emerges as a meditation on the tough demands of authentic faith. 28 more words

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Are We Being Persecuted?

Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Michigan, writes about how we should define “Christian persecution,” and whether or not it applies to American evangelicals. 12 more words

American Culture