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Aim for Radical Responsibility

Aim for Radical Responsibility

We were taught from a young age that it’s good to be responsible. At its core, being responsible means you are accountable for your actions. In other words, you’re in control of how you act and behave. Outside My Control Sometimes external events happen that are...
How to Rejoice in Suffering

How to Rejoice in Suffering

There’s an interesting passage in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome where he encourages his readers to rejoice in their suffering. I’ve always struggled with this idea, because it seems out of touch with reality. I don’t know anyone who likes to suffer. When I’m...
Integration of the Shadow

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 the rest of our...
3 Keys for Preventing a Church Split

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...
How to Have Gratitude When Life Sucks

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 few years...
What is God’s Will For My Life?

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...
Action: Putting Justice Into Practice

Action: Putting Justice Into Practice

This blog post is Part 12 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) We have reached the final step—putting justice into practice. Consider the example of Jesus—he didn’t just think about justice, talk...
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