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Taking Back Advent

guest post by Nancy Golden As we are getting closer to Christmas and the Advent season, it is easy to find ourselves overwhelmed with busyness. The pressures of making preparations for family gatherings, Christmas shopping, church activities, and attending Christmas functions can make the days pass in a blur. You may also find your mailbox…

“…And When Did the Church Know?”

guest post by Martha E. Banks, Ph.D. The question of the hour is “When did you know?” People are asking that question of the employers, coworkers, and superiors of those who have been victimized by sexual harassers. Sadly, many people around the victim were aware of the harassment, but excused or ignored the behavior of the…

When It Comes to Stewardship, What Is Required?

guest post by John Zimmerman For decades, the giving of a tithe has become the go-to standard to understand faithful stewardship in the church. The practice of tithing is a universally embraced belief in the Church that outlines the expectation of our giving. Most sermons on stewardship and most stewardship campaigns adopt the tithe as the foundational principle and benchmark for…

Fairy Tales and Homecoming

guest post by Bill Lewis Oh, to live in a fairy tale: where our current hardship (whether real or perceived) will be followed by living happily ever after – content, loved, and at peace. As a child, we think one day we’ll grow to up be and do exactly what our dreams convince us is…