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5 Ways The Church Is Changing and How We Can Adapt

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Two years into the global pandemic, it has become clear that the church will not be returning to what it once was—a gathering primarily based in a physical location. “That church” has “left the building”.
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Can Guys And Girls Really Just Be Friends?

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In this modern day and age of mixed signals between members of the opposite sex, how can we cultivate healthy intergender friendship?
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What I Have Learned About Friendships From Church

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My friends once lamented to me how hard it was to form new friendships once we hit a certain age. Having spent a large part of my life moving towns and countries, I know too well the pain of having to start all over again and make new friends.
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It's Time to Talk About Racism in the Church

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“There’s an African church in another part of town. Perhaps that would be better for your husband.” That was what a lady said to me one Sunday as l was chatting with someone in the church courtyard before the morning service.
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How I Got into Ushering as An Introvert

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Earlier this year, I signed up for something I didn’t think I would normally do—ushering. Being an introvert, I felt nervous at the thought of approaching fellow members to greet them.

When Forgiveness Doesn't Seem Fair

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Growing up in church, I watched people testify to what they called, “God’s grace.” From my perspective, what I saw was people sharing about horrible mistakes and poor choices they had made, and how God had seen them through the challenges that followed.

When the Church Isn't Doing Enough for Justice

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Each Sunday that goes by without a mention of racial justice, with no acknowledgment of the deep pain that is rocking our nation and affecting believers and nonbelievers alike, makes me wonder why the Church is not at the forefront of advocating for justice.

Church in the "New Normal": Should I Start Going Back?

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After five months, I finally went back to church last week. I had expected it to be an emotional event for me, but I have to confess—it wasn’t, really.

What Almost Ruined a Relationship before It Got Started

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With a passing glance, I thought he was a homeless man who had wandered into church. But then he started handing out weekly programs, and as people greeted him by name, I realized I was more of a stranger than he was.