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    4 Ways to Keep Your Faith at College

    A university setting can be a challenging place to be a person of faith for a variety of reasons. However, there are also unique opportunities for deepening and expanding your faith during your years on campus. Here are a few things that are important to keep in mind. 1) Don’t be intimidated

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    God and the Gay Christian

    For many people, the Bible is the biggest obstacle to the full acceptance of LGBT people and the affirmation of same-sex marriage. However, a growing number of scholars and church leaders are rethinking traditional interpretations of scriptural passages commonly used to denounce same-sex relationships as sinful. Matthew Vines, author of God and the

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    Picking and Choosing, Binding and Loosing

    Had blogs existed in Dante’s time, there is no doubt he would have added a tenth circle of hell to describe what goes on in the comments section. A while back, I wrote a piece that gained a little traction and attracted several comments, one of which was this little gem: “As

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    I am currently reading a fascinating social psychological exploration of just how much we don’t like to engage in little things like telling the truth, repenting, confessing, and apologizing. It’s called Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. The title

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    Science, God, and How a Medieval Distinction about Causality Might Just Save Your Faith

    One of the assumptions that is often made today is that science is on its way to giving us a theory of everything. The advances of science in recent centuries, especially recent decades, has been so great that we can look forward to a complete and exhaustive account of the

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    Everybody agrees that gratitude is essential for happiness. Religions across the globe and throughout history, as well as modern psychologists and neuroscientists, acknowledge that if you want to be happy, you must be grateful. And we have so much to be grateful for. We enjoy a material prosperity unknown to

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    Rarely are we present where we are. Because our brains have evolved to include the capacity for memory and anticipatory awareness, actually being in the present is much more difficult that it might seem. Although there are several different emotional postures that might keep us from living fully in the

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    You Don’t Need a Spiritual Life

    On several occasions during my years as a pastor, people have told me that they want to get more serious about their “spiritual life.” Sometimes it comes in the form a new year’s resolution to “work on” their spiritual life. One time a guy actually told me that he had

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    As the new academic year is set to begin, we are getting ready to start our ministry in our new location, and we are glad to launch this new website for the Vanderbilt Wesley Fellowship. We are a student ministry that is anchored in Christ and open to all. On