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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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Sorry

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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Thanks

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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Here

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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