Frank Schaeffer: Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy
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Frank Schaeffer: Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy

They call it “The Great Resignation.” People are leaving their jobs, changing careers, and reprioritizing their lives. But why?  For some, especially women, the pandemic circumstances have forced them out of the workplace and into the role of primary caregiver for children or aging parents, or both. In a business world already not set up … Continue reading

Taylor Schumann, When Prayers Aren’t Enough After a Mass Shooting
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Taylor Schumann, When Prayers Aren’t Enough After a Mass Shooting

As Americans, we have experienced the headlines all too often over the last decade, a mass shooting in a shocked community. A lone gunman goes into a shopping mall, school, retail store, or concert, inflicting their malice upon innocent bystanders.   For the next week, news coverage will be 24/7. We’ll hear testimonies from survivors, reports … Continue reading

Andrew Root, The Congregation and Pastor in a Secular Age
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Andrew Root, The Congregation and Pastor in a Secular Age

Budget shrinking. Pastors quitting. Buildings aging. Membership declining. Frustration mounting. Pessimism rising.  These are defining characteristics of many churches in the modern era.  Many congregations felt like they were running out of time to make a positive change before the pandemic. However, now that time has been sped up by a globally-altering experience.  That pressure … Continue reading

Monica A. Coleman, The Generational Trauma of Racism
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Monica A. Coleman, The Generational Trauma of Racism

Have you ever heard the term “generational trauma?” It is the idea that a group of people can experience a collective experience of distress that affects the generation that follows them.  Psychological research has proven that generational trauma has affected the next generation’s social, economic, health, and emotional wellbeing. Have you ever considered the generational … Continue reading

Kevin Cosby, Getting to the Promised Land
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Kevin Cosby, Getting to the Promised Land

Do you remember that scene from The Princess Bride, in which Inigo Montoya questions Vizzini’s continued use of the word “inconceivable”? It simply cannot be the case that Vizzini continually finds himself in inconceivable situations. Therefore, Inigo states, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”  When … Continue reading

Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel
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Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel

In social circles, there are specific topics that many people try to avoid, such as politics and religion. Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean that people do not bring them up.   That list gets even more expansive in the church, certainly avoiding partisan topics, doubt, mental health, suicide, heresy, and those very unpleasant verses … Continue reading