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Emojis and Christ-like Empathy

I typed too many words and hit send too fast. I was trying to soften the blow of news that felt so heavy it could crush someone. I was trying to fill a role that wasn’t mine to fill. 

Faith Nurture
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Connect the Dots

Connect the dots is magical—at least for someone like me, who barely managed a passing grade in high school art class! In my work this past year, I've been connecting the dots between churches and Barnabas Foundation.

Church Admin & FinancePastors
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1,000,000 or a Name

According to research from Fuller Youth Institute, American churches may lose 33,000,000 emerging adults by 2050. I'm convinced that we cannot look at the “numbers" and be satisfied until we get to know the “names.”

Youth Ministry
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Jesus at the Sleazy Diner

To my great surprise, the musical food was more nourishing than the physical food. And I wondered if that Flint diner had some things in common with that stable in Bethlehem.

Worship
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#Churchtoo - the Play, the Drama

The play, #ChurchToo, effectively and artfully touched on themes such as power imbalances, denial, silence, grooming, guilt on the part of the victim, and male heroes in the Bible who used their power and position to victimize women. 

Safe Church
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The Wife of the Pastor

I loved that my husband was the pastor. That he was called into ministry. And I was eager to walk alongside him, supporting and encouraging him as I was able. What I didn’t want was to be seen as “part of the package.” 

Pastors
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An Early Advent Reflection

Of all The Network articles floating around in my mind I wanted to write, all important topics for Safe Church Ministry—this is what came out when I sat down to write. It's a hopeful reflection on life with God.

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