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This article will get me in trouble. It began with a simple and informal poll on social media followed by several direct conversations. The question I asked was basic: “What did you have or do in your church ten years ago that you don’t have or

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by Tammy Trent It’s a beautiful, sunny, soft, breezy day here in Nashville, Tennessee. I find myself feeling a bit lazy today. Everything on the other side of the window in front of me says “come outside and have some fun.” While everything on this side

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by Erin Weidemann If you’re a woman, you’re a grown up girl, so you get it. If you're not, it will be a bit difficult to understand. I hope you will keep reading. I am inviting you into an extremely delicate, often scary place, a place

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As Christians, we often subconsciously think we aren’t supposed to have too much. We’re afraid of being associated with bad theology, or we’ve seen people abuse the idea of being blessed, so we push back from the whole concept. But does such thinking align with

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Parables were the chief means of teaching the gospel of the Kingdom. What is a parable and what makes them so effective? Parables were a teaching and literary form used in both the Older and the Newer Testaments. However, the most famous teacher that used

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Prayer needs a template. As I am typing this blog, I am using a template, a pre-arranged plan. You can always “pray without ceasing,”  but in order to build a strong day-to-day prayer life, you need a template. That is what the Lord’s Prayer is. Over 30 years ago,

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