Amen

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by Jenna Olson Popp Lately, I’ve been praying a lot in my car. I don’t know why, but the silent calm place of solitude just isn’t getting it done for me with my prayer life. And I think it’s because it feels like I…

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The Game of Life

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Board Games and Worship. Together. Yes, at the same time. This may seem like a strange intellectual intersection. It’s likely a consequence of me playing D&D on Fridays as a dwarf cleric named after a 4th century theologian….

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Scripture, Slang & Sex

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Earlier this week I made a terrible mistake. In the context of a brief Bible Study with some of our leaders based on John 4:1-26—the Samaritan Woman at the Well, where Jesus talks about himself as the Water of Life—I asked the students, “What…

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Truth in Many Places

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by Tessa Faust This semester at staff meetings we are reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion. These essays explore creation and evolution. Do we believe in science, or do we believe in God? Can we believe in both?…

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The Greatest Myth About Young People

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“Church leaders are expressing concern about the low number of active young adults.” “[Millennials] struggle (as does everyone) with the search for meaning. The church can be a place where young adults can express their views and concerns about the world today.” “Many in…

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