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Integration of the Shadow

This blog post is Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, I am taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with …

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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself… But What if You Don’t Love Yourself?

I read a book once in which the author said we should interpret the Bible through the lens of the Greatest Commandment. The Greatest Commandment If you aren’t familiar with the greatest commandment, there is a passage in the Bible where a religious teacher asked Jesus which of the commandments …

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Gangs in Chicago: They Accept Pretty Much Anybody

I was listening to a program on NPR the other day that focused on the problem of gun violence in Chicago. As part of the program, they were interviewing current gang members to gain insight into their experiences. How did they get started? What were their experiences with guns and …

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