Month: June 2015

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Welcomed into God’s Family – Kirsten’s Story

What relationship does family have with discovering your identity? Kirsten tells her story of experiencing how being welcomed into God’s story gave her a strong identity.

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Mad Max: Redemption Road?

In Mad Max: Fury Road…   Nobody’s topless.   Nobody falls in love with Tom Hardy (who’s a real dreamboat).   Men die. Women die.   All this—It’s wonderful.   Not because people die, but because the women and men…

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Is God Black Like Me?

With my arms stretched to heaven in worship, the full expanse of my blackness is revealed for all to see. My full lips, broad nose, and naturally curly-kinky hair all point to the cradle of civilization—Africa by way of Afro-Brazilian…

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Let’s Talk About Sex

  If you really wanna get to know more about something, talk to the designer or the inventor. Wanna learn about Facebook? Talk to Mark Zuckerberg. Wanna learn about Windows? Go to Bill Gates. You get the point. Wanna really understand sexuality? Let’s…

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Understand Your Calling

Someone asked Amy Peterson recently what advice she would give to people navigating the transitions of the first few years after college. How do we live well in this season of our lives? In this series, Amy writes about physical, relational, and vocational wellness….

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Home is Not a Place

I am an islander now. I live off the coast of beautiful, breathtaking Maine. I live in Vacationland, the land of fishing villages and harbor towns, of lobster and loons, of peace and quiet.   Very often I find myself…

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The Houses that We Build

Last year, my husband and I sat across from a burly lawyer in the middle of a sweltering July day and we did something we had never done before: we signed the dotted line of a mortgage loan application. And…

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All I Want is You – Michael’s Story

  Can we only come to God once we have cleaned ourselves up? Michael tells his story of experiencing God’s unconditional love.  

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Follow Your Friends

Someone asked Amy Peterson recently what advice she would give to people navigating the transitions of the first few years after college. How do we live well in this season of our lives? In this series, Amy writes about physical, relational, and vocational wellness….

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Ex-Machina and Being Thoughtful with Other’s Lives

He’s a good person.   Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer for an internet company owned by Nathan (Oscar Isaac), is a nice guy. When he wins a lottery to travel to his boss’s expansive, smart-house compound, he’s thrilled to have…

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