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Why Are Christians So Bad at Conflict?

We Christians bring our own uniquely creative dysfunctions to the world of disagreement and conflict, don’t we? Like with bad movies, the best way to make bad conflict even worse is to add religion to the mix… I can think of at least three modes of conflict resolution that are bad in a distinctively Christian way.

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How Does God Think and Feel About Me?

Friend is a word of mutuality… Consider how this mutuality can reframe our interactions with God. If you’ve neglected a life of prayer and feel convicted about it, is your primary feeling a failure of duty? What if instead, you considered that Jesus just misses you?

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Is Self-Care Really Christian?

We know from experience that ignoring our own needs doesn’t end well for anybody. At the same time, those experiences can leave us scratching our heads about what God does want. We need to care for ourselves and we need to deny ourselves. How can we do both?

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How Can I Help Lead a Multi-Ethnic Community?

This week, we continue our series Ask Mission Central, where we tackle real questions on spiritual life from emerging Christian leaders. Subscribe to get the next post in your inbox! Ask Mission Central: Question Three “As someone who is white, how can I effectively lead a multi-ethnic community with humility

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What’s Bothering Me?

This week, we continue our series Ask Mission Central, where we tackle real questions on spiritual life from emerging Christian leaders. Subscribe to get the next post in your inbox! Ask Mission Central: Question Three “Sometimes I feel like something just isn’t sitting right with me, but I can’t identify

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How Can I Lead With Humility?

This week, we continue our series Ask Mission Central, where we tackle real questions on spiritual life from emerging Christian leaders. Subscribe to get the next post in your inbox! Ask Mission Central: Question Two “How do I remain humble when I feel I’ve been gifted to lead a project?”

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What is Spiritual Formation?

As we begin a new year, we’re also launching a new blog series called Ask Mission Central. The series will feature real-life questions from emerging Christian leaders about spiritual life and leadership. You can count on finding answers that are thoughtful, practical, and fun. This series will run in parallel

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Four Ways to Get Spiritually Unstuck (And One Way Not To)

The first winter after I got my driver’s license, blizzards pummeled Chicago. Temperatures stayed below freezing from Christmas day until the beginning of March. It was bad even for us hardy Midwesterners, with whiteout conditions coming up out of nowhere. On a bright morning with about four inches of snow,

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Your Future Self is Counting on You

Advice for the ambitious: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. It may or may not be good advice. My favorite misapplication comes in meme form: But the cliche carries an important truth: It pays to prepare for your own future. Human beings are routinely bad

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True Power

When I was a child, I was amazed at how amazed grownups were at how fast I grew. “How did you get so big?” is one of those questions that gets old fast. But now that I am a grownup, it’s my turn to be amazed how fast kids grow.

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