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Six Reasons I Don’t Believe in Equality

Matt Appling

I know, this is going to be tough to explain.  You might be already readying your pitchforks.  Hear me out.

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Self-Care: Four Areas to Foster

Rhett Smith

…in Order to be Life-Giving to Others. Self-care tends to be a confusing term for many people.

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Creative Process: Short Stories

Scott McClellan [ Sunday Mag ]

Lost somewhere amid our fixation with the epic is the focused beauty and brilliance of short stories.

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Your Path to Publication: Get Out the Red Pen

Matt Appling

I felt embarrassed that someone had found my mistakes, so many mistakes.

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How Becoming A Good Christian Made Me A Bad Person

Allison Vesterfelt [via Prodigal Magazine]

I’ve never been a particularly good Christian, if I’m being honest.

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How to Know You’re Headed in the Right Direction

Jeff Goins

I meet lots of people who tell me they’re thinking about doing something risky and new. Read More »

Beige Expectations

David V. Wenzel [ via The Podium ]

I was a Goonies kid. If you aren’t familiar, it means that when I was young, my bike represented my entire existence:

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How to Fail as a Christian in a Post-Christian World

Tyler Braun

Today the center of culture is out in the marketplace instead of within the walls of churches.

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The Problem with Dating Jesus

Paul Angone [via Allison Vesterfelt]

My junior year of college I felt called to date Jesus, me and my Maker going steady all summer long.

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Cardboard Leadership

Scott McClellan

It’s always easier for me to do an art project myself — but my daughter will never grow into an artist that way.

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The Value of a Secret Admirer

Matt Appling [Prodigal Magazine]

I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s Day in quite a long time. It’s not that I have anything against the holiday

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Virginity is Valuable

Tyler Braun

God saves us from our sin and redeems the broken pieces of our lives, but that doesn’t mean our mistakes don’t matter.

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What I Wish I Had Told My Youth Group About Purity

Matt Appling

I’d like to make a confession.  I didn’t really do a great job with “the talk.”

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How To Hear God’s Voice?

David Hickman

Sitting silently and still is not easy for someone with Tourettes Syndrome.

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I Promise To Be What You Want

Allison Versterfelt

We like to talk about our identities as if they are fixed in space and time

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The Simplest Vocation & Career Advice I Can Give

Blaine Hogan

I get a couple emails a week from students in high school or college

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The Most Important Part of the Creative Life

Jeff Goins

Everyone wants to reach creatives: that special class that until recently was made up of mostly misfits.

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So You’ve Been Asked to be a Mentor…

Tyler Braun

The number one question I get asked by people interested in becoming mentors is…

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Rhett Smith

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