Reflections of a Catholic at a Congregationalist Church Camp: ‘We Are All Aliens”

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Ethan Keller describes his time as a counselor at a Congregationalist camp, and the impact that had on his life.

3 Churchy Phrases That Are Scaring Off Millenials

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The statistics are in. The millennials are leaving the church, and nobody seems quite sure what to do about it.

Discovering Gay Pentecostals and Buying a Pink Bible

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Gay Pentecostal Christian? Can these descriptors all fit together? After years of searching, Samuel Autman found the answer to this question and tells his story.

The Greatest Lie Ever Told: Pain, Masculinity & the Spiritual Path

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Ryan Kuja makes an inquiry into the connections between spiritual and emotional suffering and our path to transformation.

Jealous Worship

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Dr. Jana Craft has been inspired by a fellow parishioner; his worship has stirred her heart (and made her a bit jealous, too).

Pope Francis Reminds Us of St. Francis & the Heart of Spirituality

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Bruce Davis reflects on the work of Pope Francis, the state of the church today and the true meaning of spirituality.

The Church Needs to Stop Hating on Homosexuality

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Rev. Dr. John D’Elia points out that the poor and needy are mentioned 400+ times in the Bible, while homosexuality gets a paltry two mentions.

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Much like in a marriage, simplicity and directness are virtues in Telaina Eriksen’s wry, tender poem.

Empty Pews: 6 Good Reasons Not To Go To Church

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In this provocative piece, author and speaker Dale Fincher shares a few good reasons why many American Christians aren’t occupying the pews for an hour like they used to.

Does Your Pastor Want To Skip Church?

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Ministers are the last people you think might consider leaving church, but I’m one of them.

7 Suprisingly Simple Ways to Meet the Divine and Feel Inspired

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Theologian Mark Bowness used to look for God in church. Then he discovered evidence of the creator in ordinary, everyday events.

The First Lady Syndrome: Trauma Induced by Her ‘Man of God’

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There’s an outbreak in the church and it’s causing wide-spread illness. To save humanity, we have to do more than shout for a cure.

Pull Up the Red Carpet that Leads to the Altar

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Faith leaders plagued with the “Man of God” disease are becoming a liability to the community. They’re more interested in building a brand than being a servant.

On Thanksgiving & the Other 51 Weeks of the Year

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Rev. Neil O’Farrell on the need to combat the crushing plight of poverty every single day.

What The Church Can Learn From the DMV (And How You Can Be Successful There)

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Nathan Loewen learns a lesson about diversity through an annoying trip to the DMV.