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I live, work, and write in Grand Rapids, MI.

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I'm Jealous of Your Faith

When we compare our own spiritual life to other people’s, we’re missing the beauty and importance of both of them. The way other people relate to God should be celebrated, not envied.

Faith Nurture
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I Lie at Church

One Sunday as I sang along to the song on the screen, I realized I might not entirely mean what I was singing.

Worship
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When It Seems Like God Lied

Do illnesses, failed classes, divorces, cruel bosses, or financial ruin seem like giving us a hope and a future? There are times when God’s promises feel more like lies than truth. 

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College Students Need Your Church

The busyness and complexities of college may make being truly involved in a church difficult or unappealing for some, but there are still simple things a church can do to encourage and affirm students.

Young Adults
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Youth Ministry is Terrifying

The truth is, I don’t know what to tell them. I think “finding your identity in Christ” is a starting point, but the particulars of how that looks in everyday life are a very different story—which isn’t a very pretty, wrapped-with-a-bow answer to hand middle and high schoolers.

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