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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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3 Keys for Preventing a Church Split

Historically, Christians haven’t been good at working out their differences in community. Instead, the more common scenario is that a church or denomination disagrees over a particular issue, people pick sides, and the church or denomination splits. I think we could do a much better job of working out our …

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How to Have Gratitude When Life Sucks

My family has a tradition at Thanksgiving for each of us to share a few things we are thankful for. Maybe your family has a similar tradition. I think it’s valuable to think about and express the things we are grateful for. A New Twist on an Old Tradition A …

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What is God’s Will For My Life?

A lot of us struggle to figure out God’s will for our lives. Maybe you’re in college, uncertain about what the future holds. Or maybe you’re considering a career change. You’re not feeling settled where you are at, and you’re wondering if God has something different for you. But it’s …

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The Tradition I Wish Christianity Would Borrow From Judaism

I think my favorite aspect of the Jewish faith has to do with how they deal with theological disagreement and debate. Namely, theological disagreement and debate are preserved in the sacred writings and traditions of the Jewish faith, rather than rejected. There is less pressure to find the “right” view. …

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