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The Messiness of Oneness

(Written by Erica in October 2008)

I’ve been blessed to participate in a thriving and mission-driven Community of Christ congregation. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I began to have some doubts. 833 more words

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The Significance of Christ in Religious Relativism

I have been doing some thinking the past few weeks, trying to wrap my head around something very important in the realm of Christianity:

Why is Christ important? 758 more words

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Article Reflection: Asking Supportive Questions

More than a handful of times, I’ve had this conversation:

“Are you married?”

I respond, “No, I’m not.”

They respond, “Oh, don’t worry. You will be.” 788 more words

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Article Reflection: Why I don't want to go back to church

by Shaun Withrow, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

When asked the question of millennials in the church, I believe I might have a different perspective on how millennials think,

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The Dialects of God

When people find out that I studied English in school and teach English at college, they often assume I’m some sort of grammar police. At which point, the conversation goes one of two ways: if they are themselves grammar police, they go on rants about prepositions in the wrong place, … 533 more words

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Signed by God

Vincent van Gogh’s signature (source)

“Why should I wish to see God better than this day?
I see something of God each hour of the twenty-four, and each moment then,
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Sacred / Secular Creation

All sorts of people are here at the shopping mall.

Well, not all sorts, really.  Mostly upper middle class Americans, white, under sixty.  I’ve been here for a couple of hours, sipping my Starbucks iced tea and watching these passersby.  608 more words

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