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Why Christianity Consistently Collides with Culture

In our pluralistic world, holding to the Christian faith often results in various sorts of clashes and collisions with our neighbors.​

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I want to Be Vulnerable, Honest and Open With Others, But How?

Growing up, I feared vulnerability more than death itself.​

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What To Do When You’ve Blown It

A friend of mine used to say, “The victory is the struggle.”​ 

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How Do We Help Kids Who Have Left the Faith?

Perhaps the toughest question parents ask me is how they can help their wayward kids. The difficulty of this question stems not solely from the...

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Happiness: The Impossible Pursuit?

Is it possible to pursue happiness? I grew up believing that my life was only ‘good’ if I felt happy. I was the kid with the bored...

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Speaking on the Unspeakable: Shame & Student Ministry

Those who have had little interaction with teenagers may wrongly assume that the youth of today have somehow avoided the grip of shame. They assume...

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What God Gives You to Fight Sin

Pharaoh told the Hebrews to make their own bricks without straw, but God calls us to obedience, by giving us His Holy Spirit, so that...

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How to Embrace Your Emotions Without Being Ruled by Them

Navigating our emotions can be tricky, but its easier if you continually review a few basics. 

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You Are the Problem With the World (and so am I)

Christianity offers a compelling story with great explanatory power for the human experience. It is a story that makes sense of why humanity does amazing...

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How I Learned to Lament

The church needs to rediscover and relearn how to lament. When we do, we find a God who graciously hears our cries and helps us. ...