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Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A

What a failed church plant taught me about God’s purpose and provision. In 2015, my husband and I moved from rural Pennsylvania and left a church we loved to do something risky—plant a new...


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What Humans Have That Machines Don’t

How a theology of personhood cuts against the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves. As a literature and theology teacher, I train my students to see and hear metaphors, which are not just...


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Ministry in the #MeToo Moment

As abuse awareness grows, pastors are searching for ways to protect the vulnerable and care for survivors. Last summer Stephanie Lobdell, co-lead pastor at Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene in Idaho, started a...


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