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Why Church Isn’t Optional for Christians

Here are eight reasons you shouldn’t stay home this Sunday. Or any Sunday.

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The Lost Mission of Staying Put

Here’s how to be missional: move “into the neighborhood,” stay there, and care for the people.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Episcopal Church

An Episcopal priest talks liturgy, drinking habits, the Bible and more.

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How to Live a Monastic Life (Minus the Monastery)

I may not be able to grow old in a monastery, but I can discover its beauty in my life today.

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Why Millennials Should Travel Less

Our constant getaways come at a cost — try staying home for a lonely weekend.

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How to Know When To Walk Away From A Relationship

Staying in a relationship out of a fear of being single is a terrible idea. Really.

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Can You Be a Christian Without Believing in Christ?

Secularism doesn’t fill the longing of the human heart, but neither will “cultural Christianity.”

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10 Things Churches Could Learn from Starbucks

Jesus challenged us to be “wise as serpents” yet “innocent as doves.” Can we also be “wise as mermaids”?

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6 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Youth Ministry

What is your church doing to allow young people to participate in the life of the Body of Christ?

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Church Community Should Be Messy

Church leaders: let’s challenge ourselves to prioritize love over comfort in our communities.

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Forgiveness Is Something I Do Everyday

I used to think forgiveness was dramatic. Now I know it’s also domestic.

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Can We Know the World and Still Love It?

Starting this beautiful and diverse church has shown me how to love the world in all its brokenness and pain.

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Believing in Nothing Is Really Something

Why believing in nothing has not left a void in my life.

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The “I” in Our Illness and the “We” in our Wellness

A Buddhist teacher offers advice for the healing of the nation.

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My virtual Jewish congregation

Jewish congregations have come late to the potential of reaching live audiences through multimedia.